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Definition of "cumbrous" [cum•brous]

  • Cumbersome. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cumbrous" in a sentence
  • "He had been, though a much younger man, acquainted with the late Sir Hildebrand; and whenever Mrs Rayland and Lord Carloraine met, which they did in cumbrous state twice or thrice a year, their whole conversation consisted of eulogiums on the days that were passed, in expressing their dislike of all that was now acting in a degenerate world, and their contempt of the actors."
  • "Since Latin enditing is "cumbrous," the translator of _The Blood at"
  • "[46] In all Gray's Odes, there is a kind of cumbrous splendour which we wish away ...."