Colossus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈlɑːsəs|  American pronunciation of the word colossus
Brit.  |kəˈlɒsəs|  British pronunciation of the word colossus


- someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful (syn: behemoth, giant, goliath, monster)
- a person of exceptional importance and reputation (syn: behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan)

Extra examples

The building is a colossus of steel and glass.

...Leonardo da Vinci remains a colossus in the history of art....

Colossus of Rhodos

...the notion that the Colossus of Rhodes could straddle the harbor was a fabrication of medieval writers...

A statue called the Colossus of Rhodes, is said to have bestridden the mouth of the harbour.

Word forms

singular: colossus
plural: colossi
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