What does the word ponderous mean?

Usage examples for ponderous

  1. Having torn up the ponderous trees, overturned rocks, and cleaned out the stream, the cyclone seemed to mount upward and leave the earth entirely, probably to descend some miles away and continue its work of destruction. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  2. The twitching of a ponderous ear of each animal told that they had heard and understood. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  3. A minute afterwards he began to speak with ponderous dignity. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland