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colossal

Saltos de línea: col¦os|sal
Pronunciación: /kəˈlɒs(ə)l
 
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Definición de colossal en inglés:

adjetivo

1Extremely large or great: a colossal amount of mail a colossal mistake
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She has put on a colossal amount of weight though, so I hope she's doing ok and it's not a bad sign.
  • For any of them to become a reality would require a massive amount of consultation, colossal investment and a great deal of faith.
  • It made £4500 in 1973, which was a colossal amount of money.
Sinónimos
substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
1.1 Sculpture (Of a statue) at least twice life size.
Example sentences
  • Then, aged 26, he took on the seemingly impossible challenge of sculpting a colossal statue of the biblical hero, David, from one piece of flawed marble.
  • Along with a colossal statue of Athena, bases for busts inscribed with the names of Homer, Herodotus and other noted literary figures were found here.
  • Standing in the shadows of the colossal statues in front of the twin temples of Abu Simbel, one can only feel humble by human ingenuity, both past and present.
2 Architecture (Of an order) having more than one storey of columns.
Example sentences
  • The five-bay front facade has a three-bay, colossal, fluted, composite order portico which is repeated on the five-bay rear façade.
  • Michelangelo emphasizes the massiveness of the Senators’ palace by using the colossal order and balustrade above a tall base.
  • It is also the only building in the parish with colossal order columns.

Origen

early 18th century: from French, from colosse, from Latin colossus (see colossus).

Derivados

colossally

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • What is indisputable is that they were colossally influential, spawning generations of writers desperate to mimic them.
  • Small businesses seeking to expand find the odds stacked colossally against them.
  • There's something colossally wrong with this view.

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