Definition of colossal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈlɒsl//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlɑːsl//
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extremely large a colossal statue The singer earns a colossal amount of money. The variety of wines available is colossal. They have spent a colossal amount of money on construction. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from colosse, from Latin colossus from Greek kolossos (applied by the Greek historian Herodotus to the statues of Egyptian temples).
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