UK [ˈbʌlkɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "bulky":
adjective bulky comparative bulkier superlative bulkiest
too big to be carried or stored easily

The TV was too bulky to fit into the boot of her car.

a) big and thick

a bulky sweater

b) big, wide, and solid

a tall bulky man

Derived word:
noun uncountable

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  • Bulky — Bulk y, a. Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes. [1913 Webster] A bulky digest of the revenue laws. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulky — bulky; un·bulky; …   English syllables

  • bulky — index ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bulky — mid 15c., from BULK (Cf. bulk) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulky — *massive, massy, monumental, substantial Analogous words: *huge, gigantic, colossal, mammoth, elephantine, enormous: corpulent, obese, portly, *fleshy: burly, husky (see MUSCULAR) Contrasted words: petite, diminutive, *small, little …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bulky — [adj] huge awkward, beefy, big, colossal, cumbersome, cumbrous, enormous, gross, heavy, hefty, high, hulking, immense, large, long, mammoth, massive, ponderous, substantial, unhandy, unmanageable, unwieldy, voluminous, weighty; concept 781 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • bulky — ► ADJECTIVE (bulkier, bulkiest) ▪ large and unwieldy …   English terms dictionary

  • bulky — [bul′kē] adj. bulkier, bulkiest 1. a) having great bulk; large; massive b) relatively large for its weight 2. awkwardly large; big and clumsy bulkily adv. bulkiness n …   English World dictionary

  • bulky — bulk|y [ˈbʌlki] adj 1.) something that is bulky is bigger than other things of its type and is difficult to carry or store ▪ a bulky parcel 2.) someone who is bulky is big and heavy ▪ Andrew is a bulky man. >bulkiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulky — [[t]bʌ̱lki[/t]] bulkier, bulkiest ADJ GRADED Something that is bulky is large and heavy. Bulky things are often difficult to move or deal with. ...bulky items like lawn mowers. ...a bulky man with balding hair …   English dictionary

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