Definition of "cyclopean" [cy•clo•pe•an]

  • Relating to or suggestive of a Cyclops: a great Cyclopean monocle. (adjective)
  • Very big; huge: has a cyclopean ego. (adjective)
  • Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterized by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size. (adjective)

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Use "cyclopean" in a sentence
  • "The cyclopean has been a /shite/ chancellor, he might be okay at math but has the economic grasp of a 10 year old, he never realises the human ramifications of his policies, he is the very definition of the C word you will not let me use here."
  • "The only form of the arch observed, is that called the cyclopean arch, which is made by one course of stones overlapping another, till the two walls meet, and"
  • "Do you ever lay awake at night dreaming of ways to introduce the word "cyclopean" into everyday speech?"