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humongous

Syllabification: hu·mon·gous
Pronunciation: /(h)yo͞oˈmäNGɡəs, -ˈməNG-
 
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(also humungous)

Definition of humongous in English:

adjective

informal , chiefly North American
Huge; enormous: a humongous steak
More example sentences
  • I think everyone will agree these are huge loses - humungous losses.
  • Lots of people would sign up if they could grow a gigantic potato or a monstrous zucchini or a humungous tomato.
  • The gigantic horse was a humongous black beast with flashing green eyes and a name to suit: Thunderhead.

Origin

1970s (originally US): possibly based on huge and monstrous, influenced by the stress pattern of stupendous.

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Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
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greater than others in power or influence