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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: voluminosus, from Latin volumen; VOLUME

voluminous

adjective
     
vo‧lu‧mi‧nous formal
1DCC a voluminous piece of clothing is very large and loose - often used humorously:
a voluminous cloak
2 voluminous books, documents etc are very long and contain a lot of detail:
He took voluminous notes during the lecture.
3 a voluminous container is very large and can hold a lot of things:
a voluminous suitcase
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