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Definition of "voluminous" []

  • Having great volume, fullness, size, or number: a voluminous trunk; a voluminous cloud. (adjective)
  • Filling or capable of filling a large volume or many volumes: the voluminous court record of the long trial. (adjective)
  • Ample or lengthy in speech or writing. (adjective)
  • Having many coils; winding. (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 "voluminous" in a sentence
  • "These were the ones whose jeans looked uncomfortably snug, whose faces had a moonish quality that didn't quite seem accustomed, who cloaked themselves in voluminous hoodies."
  • "Irresponsible headlines, especially in voluminous journals where few have time to read all the letterpress, are very dangerous."
  • "People in a democracy have a right to criticize their government and the freer the country the more voluminous is the criticism."