Definition of gigantesque in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjīɡənˈtesk/ Pronunciation: /jīˈɡanˌtesk/


Like or appropriate to a giant: these figures, gigantesque and caricatured, haunted my dreams a gigantesque feat
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  • A scaly lizard-like creature with gigantesque leathery bat-like wings and, scaly, ridged skin, with an abnormal and slightly captivating black luster.
  • This year the colourful event shirt features a clown and will be on sale in all sizes from the tiniest to the gigantesque.


Early 19th century: from French, from Italian gigantesco, from Greek gigas, gigant- (see giant).

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Syllabification: gi·gan·tesque

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