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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voluminous mean? 

VOLUMINOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VOLUMINOUS has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: VOLUMINOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

VOLUMINOUS (adjective)

Sense 1voluminous [BACK TO TOP]


Large in volume or bulk

Context example:

a voluminous skirt


big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

Sense 2voluminous [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by repeated turns and bends


twisty; winding; tortuous; twisting; voluminous

Context examples:

a tortuous road up the mountain / winding roads are full of surprises / had to steer the car down a twisty track


crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)

Sense 3voluminous [BACK TO TOP]


Large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)


copious; voluminous

Context examples:

she took copious notes / a subject of voluminous legislation


abundant (present in great quantity)

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