Origin of cavernous
Examples from the Web for cavernous
Gathered in a cavernous underground hotel ballroom in Washington D.C., all the young people were serious and well dressed.
Everyone inside the cavernous O2 arena in East London knew exactly what his complaint would be: This was a Dead Parrot.Monty Python Forgot Their Lines on Opening Night, but Who Cares?|Nico Hines|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set in a cavernous industrial-style warehouse, Psycle HQ feels like a club you want to be a part of.
Above the matted hair that concealed the jaws and cheeks, blue eyes stared out of cavernous sockets.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1971, a team of Soviet scientists was drilling at the site when their rig collapsed into a cavernous pocket of natural gas.
On witnessing the signal, Oswald quickly mounts the tree, and disappears in its cavernous recesses.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
Both looked down into the cavernous tube that he indicated, and both started back in surprise and fear.ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;|Hezekiah Butterworth
The cavernous seats of the lounge were all occupied, but he did not pause as he strode through the hall.The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives
But what variety there is to be found in those swelling, lengthened, flattened, or cavernous forms!Paul and Virginia|Bernardin de Saint Pierre
"Don't touch me, Georgie," he muttered, and the voice sounded unequal and cavernous.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume III (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for cavernous
Word Origin and History for cavernous
c.1400, "full of caverns," from Latin cavernosus "full of cavities" (source also of Italian cavernoso, French caverneux), from caverna (see cavern). Meaning "hollow" is recorded from 1830.