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colossal (kəˈlɒsəl

Definitions

adjective

  1. of immense size; huge; gigantic
  2. (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size . Compare heroic (sense 7
  3. Also: : giant (architecture) of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade

Derived Forms

coˈlossally  adverb

Synonyms

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= huge, massive, vast, enormous, immense, titanic, gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, gargantuan, herculean, elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (US) (slang), supersize

Translations for 'colossal'

  • British English: colossal If you describe something as colossal, you are emphasizing that it is very large. ADJECTIVEThere has been a colossal waste of public money.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: colossal
  • Chinese: 巨大的
  • European Spanish: colosal
  • French: colossal colossale
  • German: riesig
  • Italian: colossale
  • Japanese: 巨大な
  • Korean: 거대한
  • Portuguese: colossal
  • Spanish: colosal

Example Sentences Including 'colossal'

It was close enough to the 95,000-seater stadium to fall under the blanket of its colossal shadow.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
She was squat and stout: in silhouette she looked colossal.
Harvey, John The Legend of Captain Space
The net curtains billowed in the bay window and the roof took the full force of the colossal downpour.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)

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