- The definition of cavernous is vast or filled with caverns or cavities.
An example of something cavernous is a huge room in a mansion, a cavernous room.
The cavernous interiior of a cathedral.
cavernous definition by Webster's New World
- full of caverns
- full of cavities; porous
- like or characteristic of a cavern; deep-set, hollow, etc.: a cavernous voice, cavernous cheeks
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin cavernosus
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- cavernously adverb
cavernous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Filled with caverns.
- Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous yawn; cavernous echoes.
- Anatomy Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.
- cavˈern·ous·ly adverb
cavernous - Medical Definition
Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.