Bulbous is a word that is used to describe something that is round and large. Examples of things that are usually described as bulbous are the heads of elephants, the heads of whales, and the heads of humans.

  • The bulbous head of the elephant is a characteristic that is often admired.

  • The bulbous head of the whale is a dangerous feature.

  • The bulbous head of the human is an interesting feature.

Definition of bulbous


curving outward


bellied, bellying, bulging, bulgy, protuberant


shaped like a bulb


bulb-shaped, bulblike

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Example Sentences for bulbous

  • 1

    The melon is particularly bulbous.

  • 2

    The stalk is thick and bulbous at the base.

  • 3

    It was at the origin of most holticultural bulbous irises.

  • 4

    The bulbous domes are, however, in the Timurind style.

  • 5

    The form of the forehead is variable, but not rarely it is bulbous.

  • 6

    Bulbous domes adorn the corners of the hall roof.

  • 7

    The beluga's melon is extremely bulbous and even malleable.

  • 8

    The bulbous head has a vertical crease in front.

  • 9

    The bulbous variety can be a weed of arable land.

  • 10

    Bulbous bows were further developed and used by the Japanese.