bulky

[ buhl-kee ]
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adjective,bulk·i·er, bulk·i·est.
  1. of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.

  2. (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.

  1. (of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn: a bulky sweater.

Origin of bulky

1
First recorded in 1665–75; bulk1 + -y1

Other words for bulky

Other words from bulky

  • bulk·i·ly, adverb
  • bulk·i·ness, noun
  • o·ver·bulk·i·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·bulk·i·ness, noun
  • o·ver·bulk·y, adjective
  • un·bulk·y, adjective

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How to use bulky in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bulky

bulky

/ (ˈbʌlkɪ) /


adjectivebulkier or bulkiest
  1. very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy

Derived forms of bulky

  • bulkily, adverb
  • bulkiness, noun

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