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[jahy-gan-tesk] /ˌdʒaɪ gænˈtɛsk/
of a huge or gigantic size; of or suited to a giant.
Origin of gigantesque
1815-25; < French < Italian gigantesco, equivalent to gigante giant + -esco -esque Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A certain grandeur of movement alone can preserve its gigantesque quality and impression of power.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • But le père Bellefort, Valerie, he is gigantesque, like his son.

    Rosin the Beau Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Everything about this great composer was gigantesque, as became a giant.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Flaubert scribbled on Du Camp's letters another of his favourite expletives, gigantesque!

    Egoists James Huneker
  • In a city like ours, every thing should be in keeping, and the predominant principle should be the gigantesque.

  • Two or three gigantesque meeting-houses, featureless and sombre, domineer over the roofs around them.

    Uppingham by the Sea John Henry Skrine
  • Tom got his speech at length, when he saw the gigantesque form and big laughing red face of Bob McCord approaching him.

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston
  • There was something, too, in its order, by which it resembled the gigantesque features of the old Greek master.

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