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Word of the Day 09/28/18 Cyclopean

Cyclopean (adjective)
Cyclopean [sahy-kluh-pee-uh n, sahy-klop-ee-uh n]


adjective
1. of or characteristic of the Cyclops.
2. (sometimes lowercase) gigantic; vast.
3. (usually lowercase) Architecture, Building Trades. formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted closely together without the use of mortar: a cyclopean wall.

Related Words
behemoth, Bunyanesque, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, gigantic, great, Herculean, huge, hulking, humongous, immense, jumbo, large, mammoth, massive, monster, monstrous, monumental

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Origin: 1635–45; < Latin Cyclōpē(us) (< Greek Kyklṓpeios, equivalent to Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -eios -eous) + -an

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