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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.

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. Craig Federighi:

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

  2. Paige Nichols:

    My travel skincare routine is pared down so I’m not fussing with bulky bottles or oversized liquids while away, i focus on products that pack a punch and keep me glowing despite late nights and stale airplane air.

  3. 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.

  4. Anthony Eastin:

    We’re this team that finds a solution, essentially, sothe combat controllers, they came up to us with this problem and said, ‘This is what we have to carry with us in order to signal to aircraft,’ the problem with this is that it’s big and it’s bulky.

  5. Claudine Grondin:

    I love it because it's extremely versatile and I can organize all of my essentials in it without my bag being too bulky, i also love the fabric and color as it's a nice twist on a classic tote bag shape.

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