Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to the Cyclopes, a race of mythical giants, or their work; gigantic; colossal.

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Usage examples "cyclopean":

  1. The eyes of certain fish embryos may be fused into a single cyclopean eye by adding magnesium chloride to the water in which they live. - "The Breath of Life", John Burroughs.
  2. In feudal days, when the city was under military sway, the finest homesteads of the Samurai clustered round its Cyclopean granite walls; now owing to changed conditions and the straitened means of their owners, many of these Katchiu- yashiki were untenanted. - "Lafcadio Hearn", Nina H. Kennard.
  3. Out of this wild and beautiful spot spring Cyclopean rocks, appalling in the splendor of their proportions and the magnificence of their dyes. - "Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska", Charles Warren Stoddard.