gillion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: gĭl'yən, jĭl'yən; IPA(key): /ˈɡɪljən/, /ˈdʒɪljən/
    Note: the pronunciation with either a hard or soft g is meant to correspond to how the speaker pronounces the initial g of giga-
  • Rhymes: -ɪljən

Numeral[edit]

gillion

  1. (rare) A thousand million, proposed as an alternative to the (now little used) British milliard and the (ambiguous, in the UK) US billion.