[ UK /d‍ʒˈʌmbə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒəmboʊ/ ]
  1. of great mass; huge and bulky
    jumbo shrimp
    a jumbo jet
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How To Use jumbo In A Sentence

  • Smaller and more versatile aircraft reduce financial and operational risks to airlines, particularly in economic downturns, compared to jumbo jets, he adds.
  • Shaun recently released a new album titled "Shaun Wish" all over Asia. His band consist of guitarist Li Shengzhi, bassist Tico, keyboardist Jumbo and drummer Bill.
  • He said there was no indication that the super jumbos, which will seat more than 550 people, would use Dublin Airport regularly.
  • He insisted on training to fly a jumbo jet despite an obvious lack of skill even with small planes.
  • Jumbo jets somehow lack the glamour of the transatlantic liner.
  • The presence of the jumbos created terror among the villagers and they fled.
  • Management multiplied the camera angles, narrowed the strike zone, sodded the diamonds and the gridirons with AstroTurf, enlarged the jumbotrons, shortened the distance to the outfield fences, strengthened the golf clubs, adjusted the rules and the clocks to allow more time for the beer and truck commercials, bulked up the salaries paid to players bulked up to resemble the designated hitters in World of Warcraft. Lewis Lapham: Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports
  • Somebody appears to have gone to an immense amount of trouble to assemble a ragbag of every kind of mumbo-jumbo and superstition; a great waste of time, in my opinion.
  • In fact, the first corpulent words were "porky" in the 1860's; "jumbo" in the 1880's; and "butterball" in the 1890s. Janice Taylor: Fat In America: "Hey, FATSO!"
  • By the 1970s, they were thought to be vulnerable to Soviet missiles and were supplemented by converted civil airliners, now 747 jumbo jets.
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