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colossus
American English: /kəˈlɑsəs/
British English: /kəˈlɒsəs/

Translation of colossus in Spanish:

noun plural colosusses or colossiPronunciation: /-saɪ/

  • (statue, giant)
    Example sentences
    • We sit astride the globe like a mighty colossus.
    • The Colossus was built by Chares of Lindus in 280 BCE to celebrate the Rhodian victory over the Macedonians and to thank the god Helios for protecting them.
    • The Colossus of Rameses is an enormous statue carved in limestone.
    Example sentences
    • Though only a provincial leader, she is, in the words of a political commentator, ‘a colossus who dominates national politics’.
    • One might have thought such an unlikely colossus of Australian political history would have encouraged a few level-headed intellectuals and journalists to write a serious biography.
    • Brown's speech last week confirmed him as a political colossus.
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