Huge - Hard to Say

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The word huge is a hard word to spell and to pronounce. In this lesson I’ll tell you what huge means, show you how to pronounce it with a standard British English accent, and give you some examples of its use. I’ll also look at other vocabulary of size adjectives such as colossal, diddy, diminutive, enormous, gigantic, ginormous, huge, immense, large, lilliputian, mammoth, massive, mega, microscopic, mini, minute, petite, prodigious, puny, teeny, tiddly, tiny, titanic, and vast. You can also practice your knowledge of the IPA symbols and pronunciation with some IPA transcriptions of these size adjectives.

Huge: (adjective) extremely large in size, quantity, or degree.

Etymology: From the Old English word "hug" meaning "large" or "big."

Examples of use in a sentence:

  • The building was huge, with over 20 floors and hundreds of windows.
  • They had a huge party to celebrate their anniversary.
  • The wave was huge, towering over the surfers.

Synonyms: enormous, massive, gigantic

Note: Huge can also be used figuratively to describe something that is not physically large, but is significant or important in some other way. For example, "He had a huge impact on the company" meaning he had a great impact on the company.

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