of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.
(of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.
(of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn:
a bulky sweater.
Contemporary Examples

Health-Care Reform Returns Surprising $1.5 Billion Medicare Savings Daniel Stone December 6, 2011

Historical Examples

Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel Samuel William Johnson
Captain Desmond, V.C. Maud Diver
Glimpses of Bengal Sir Rabindranath Tagore
The Time Traders Andre Norton
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6 Various
Clovers and How to Grow Them Thomas Shaw
The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States Thomas G. Gentry

adjective bulkier, bulkiest
very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy


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