Momentous describes an important event or moment in time. It is used for a time of great consequence or for a major accomplishment, and is almost always reserved for good things. The day Barack Obama was elected president was a momentous day for America.
- Pronunciation: /məuˈmentəs/
- English Description: a momentous event, change, or decision is very important because it will have a great influence on the future
- Chinese Translation: 重大的 (Zhong4 Da4 De)
- Spanish Translation: trascendental
- STORY: When a moment is so great you know you'll never forget it, you have just experienced something momentous. It can be personal — perhaps the day you were named prom queen; or something historic — like the day Elizabeth was named Queen of England. Momentous and momentary share the root word moment but momentary describes just one fleeting moment in time. A momentary occurrence can certainly be momentous, but it's not always the case.
These appointments were momentous enough, but they have now been followed by yet more startling changes.BBCApr 29, 2015
It is a strange thing to see the writing of small children—and a half-dozen adolescents—on a momentous legal document.
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