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



    BrE BrE//vəˈluːmɪnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vəˈluːmɪnəs//
    (formal) Describing a story
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  1. 1(of clothing) very large; having a lot of cloth synonym ample a voluminous skirt
  2. 2(of a piece of writing, a book, etc.) very long and detailed There is voluminous literature on modernism and post-modernism. See related entries: Describing a story
  3. 3(of a container, piece of furniture, etc.) very large I sank down into a voluminous armchair. From one of his voluminous pockets he produced a bottle of whisky.
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: partly from late Latin voluminosus ‘having many coils’, partly from Latin volumen, volumin- ‘a roll’, from volvere ‘to roll’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: voluminous