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immense Syllabification: im·mense
Pronunciation: /iˈmens/

Definition of immense in English:


Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree: the cost of restoration has been immense an immense apartment building
More example sentences
  • Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.
  • All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.
  • His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.



Example sentences
  • It gives a fun sense of scope and immensity to the virtual space.
  • First, I was struck by the immensity of the area that was affected by the attack.
  • It is very easy for the immensity of the complex emotional drama in the Iliad to be lost in sweeping camera movements and computer-generated battles.


Late Middle English: via French from Latin immensus 'immeasurable', from in- 'not' + mensus 'measured' (past participle of metiri).

Words that rhyme with immense

cense, commence, common sense, condense, dense, dispense, expense, fence, hence, Hortense, offence (US offense), pence, prepense, pretence (US pretense), sense, spence, suspense, tense, thence, whence

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