kolossal

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kolos +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kolosaːl/, [kʰoloˈsæːˀl]

Adjective[edit]

kolossal

  1. colossal

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kolossal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular kolossal 2
Neuter singular kolossalt 2
Plural kolossale 2
Definite attributive1 kolossale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French colossal, Koloss +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkolɔˈsaːl/
  • Rhymes: -aːl
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Adjective[edit]

kolossal (comparative kolossaler, superlative am kolossalsten)

  1. colossal, huge
    • 1924, Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain], volume 1, Berlin: S. Fischer, page 102:
      Die Anforderungen sind kolossal heutzutage, man darf es sich gar nicht so klar machen, wie scharf sie sind, sonst könnte man wahrhaftig den Mut verlieren.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (colloquial) awesome
    Synonym: großartig

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Adverb[edit]

kolossal

  1. (intensifier, dated) very
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:sehr
    • 1924, Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain], volume 1, Berlin: S. Fischer, page 437:
      Das ist kolossal zutreffend – entschuldigen Herr Hofrat –, ich meine, es ist darum so hervorragend richtig, []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Further reading[edit]

  • kolossal” in Duden online
  • kolossal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German kolossal, from French colossal

Adjective[edit]

kolossal (masculine and feminine kolossal, neuter kolossalt, definite singular and plural kolossale)

  1. colossal

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German kolossal, from French colossal

Adjective[edit]

kolossal (masculine and feminine kolossal, neuter kolossalt, definite singular and plural kolossale)

  1. colossal

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