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ˈbʌl kibulky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bulkyadjective

    of large size for its weight


  1. bulkyadjective

    Being large in size, mass, or volume.

  2. bulkyadjective


  3. bulkyadjective

    Having excess body mass, especially muscle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bulkyadjective

    Of great size or stature.

    Etymology: from bulk.

    Latreus, the bulkiest of the double race,
    Whom the spoil’d arms of slain Halesus grace. Dryden.

    Huge Telephus, a formidable page,
    Cries vengeance; and Orestes’ bulky rage,
    Unsatisfy’d with margins closely writ,
    Foams o’er the covers. John Dryden, Juvenal, sat. i.

    The manner of sea engagements, which was to bore and sink the enemy’s ships with the rostra, gave bulky and high ships a great advantage. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. bulky

    Bulky refers to something that is large in size, volume or mass. It often also implies being unwieldy or not easily maneuverable due to its size or shape. Bulky can be used to describe objects, items, materials, or even abstract concepts like tasks or processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulkyadjective

    of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulky in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bulky in a Sentence

  1. Joachim Wedler:

    Autonomous driving gives the car interior a totally different meaning, fun and relaxation are the new targets for those cars, while (electrification) offers us different vehicle packaging opportunities as there's no (bulky) engine or transmission. Batteries more or less lie flat on the floor. We have totally different opportunities for roominess and ergonomics.

  2. Oren Oz:

    The immediate impact, the immediate benefit to doctors is that we are replacing the bulky CTG machines which are heavy  and connected to the wall with the light weight mobility and continuous monitoring.

  3. Craig Federighi:

    They've been around for over 100 years but they've become big, bulky and ripe for reimagining.

  4. Susie Coston:

    He's not going to be a bull for much longer, unfortunately, he's a bulky boy. If they are not neutered, you run the risk of them breaking into the herd, hurting someone.

  5. Pope Francis:

    There is something that is not working in that bulky union, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water, let’s try to jump-start things, to re-create.

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