voluminous voluminous  /və ˈlu mə nəs/


  1. (adj) large in volume or bulk
  2. (adj) large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
  3. (adj) marked by repeated turns and bends

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  1. His voluminous notes were by far the best record taken of the convention.
  2. I think this is the reason for the American male preference for women with exaggerated, voluminous bosoms, true wet nurses with a reassuring maternal aspect.
  3. Many of the responders were easily identified; Fortuny received death threats, voluminous hate male and dozens of prank calls, but broke no known law and has not been sued.


  1. Zoom on Resort: Louis Vuitton, Giambattista Valli, Wang, and More

    Louis Vuitton presented a collection of easy separates that seemed right for the low-key, ragtag elegance of a life lived on a yacht. There were boxed blue tweed suits backed in navy leather, a boxy tunic and shorts in a sumptuous deep sea-green printed tie-silk, and a voluminous white burnout ... More »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Chester Heights adopts updated comprehensive plan

    The three-year process of updating Chester Heights Borough’s Comprehensive Plan came to a successful close at borough council’s June 3 session, where the voluminous advisory document was unanimously approved and adopted.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  3. Column: Edward Snowden and the selective targeting of leaks

    By Jack Shafer (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's expansive disclosures to the Guardian and the Washington Post about various National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs have only two corollaries in contemporary history; the classified cache Bradley Manning allegedly released to WikiLeaks a few years ago and Daniel Ellsberg's dissemination of the voluminous Pentagon Papers to the New York ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Enormous progress has been made," responded Stern, who then referred to the "voluminous, uncoached record" of material made available to the subcommittee.
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: David Stern Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "She has an excellent chance, and she would be terrific," said Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe. "She has a masterful command of so many areas of law. And she's been vetted and recently confirmed. Her writing is not voluminous,...
    on May 13, 2009 By: Laurence Tribe Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I am against us Europeans (responding to) the American wish for a more voluminous economic recovery package," Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said.
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: AFP

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