Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Swelling out; bulging.

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Usage examples "protuberant":

  1. He was more than ever like a monkey, with his bony brown forehead, protuberant eyes and large mottled nose, and he sat there all huddled up by his rheumatism, a living example of present physical torments rather than future spiritual ones. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.
  2. It is probable that it never heard the Cheap Jack's softer intonations, for its protuberant bones gave a quiver beneath the scarred skin as he yelled. - "Jan of the Windmill", Juliana Horatia Ewing.
  3. He owned a father who- his own nurse had told him so- was not as other fathers, not as ordinary fathers such as stumped daily about the narrow streets of Welsley, rubicund and, many of them, protuberant in the region of the watch- chain. - "In the Wilderness", Robert Hichens.