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.Why The Values Voter Summit Isn't Any Fun
September 28, 2014
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?
July 2, 2014
Set in a cavernous industrial-style warehouse, Psycle HQ feels like a club you want to be a part of.London’s Own Badass SoulCycle
March 17, 2014
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
November 3, 2013
In 1971, a team of Soviet scientists was drilling at the site when their rig collapsed into a cavernous pocket of natural gas.A Fiery Pit Rages in the Turkmenistan Desert
August 1, 2013
But he inquired in a cavernous, strange tone: “Was he asleep?”The Secret Agent
I followed, not into the moonlit night, but through a cavernous opening into darkness.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It was merely a cavernous opening in a high ledge of dark rock.They of the High Trails
His eyes fascinated me, and he opened his cavernous mouth as if to swallow me.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The country is cavernous, and the only water is that of the ponds.The Citizen-Soldier
- suggestive of a cavern in vastness, darkness, etccavernous hungry eyes
- filled with small cavities; porous
- (of rocks) containing caverns or cavities
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.
- Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.