Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ponderous
IPA transcription: [p'ɑndɚəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: heavy, lumbering, ponderous
    Meaning: slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
  • Synonyms: ponderous
    Meaning: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"
Usage examples
  • The high-walled, irregularly shaped construction sat in a ponderous silence.
  • In England, Wheatstone and Cooke had introduced a ponderous magnetic needle telegraph.
  • Every day seems like a romance within itself, and the years grow into ponderous volumes.
  • Clement Austin appeared five minutes afterwards, carrying two ponderous morocco-bound volumes.
  • He took me to interesting places and we were entertained by a number of people, mostly ponderous and stupid.
  • His chair, supported by a carved gun-carriage, was modeled upon the ponderous proportions of a 32-inch mortar.
  • On the day the storm ceased Walter left his high stool and ponderous book early and joined his friends in solid array in their square.
  • Blake was a man upon whom silence had descended as a blight; heavy of build, slow of thought, ponderous of movement, he absorbed all and apparently gave out nothing.
  • Mathematicians regard the achievement now as men might stare at the work of some demigod of a bygone age, wondering what manner of man this was, able to wield such ponderous implements with such apparent ease.
  • What was formerly a ponderous history, revives in the shape of a romance--an old legend changes into a modern play--and a sober philosophical treatise furnishes the body for a whole series of bouncing and sparkling essays.