Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a cavern or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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cavern +‎ -like

Examples

  • But Koloth rocked back in his chair and his laughter fairly echoed in the room, reverberating off the cavernlike walls.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • The guards kept us on the far end of the large, cavernlike room until the three members of the tribunal called for us.

    Pendragon: Book Eight: The Pilgrims of Rayne

  • While I rested alone in the cavernlike saloon, my workstation phone chimed.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • It astonished him, the lack of human presence, the cavernlike murkiness of what had once been a moderately well-attended ministry house.

    Heaven Lake

  • The cave, if that was the proper word for the huge cavernlike space, featured plenty of places to hide.

    The Flood

  • And suddenly the cavernlike underground drive was illuminated, an almost surreal blue wash of light, sirens loud in the distance behind him, more of the expropriated police squad cars.

    The End Is Coming

  • Scene after scene rose to my mind which had been enacted in this very spot, one fair vision standing out like a star from the rest -- Virginia, "the sweetest maid in Rome," in her white garments, as though prepared for the sacrifice, satchel in hand, tripping with "her small glancing feet along the Forum," and up the sacred street from the schools, the remains of which may still be seen cavernlike.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

  • Opposing coaches in the cavernlike basement locker rooms had to shout to be heard over the screaming students who filled the bleachers like bloodthirsty Romans in the Colosseum.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • But, says Spengler, it isn’t merely the Arabs’ sense of space that is cavernlike, but also their sense of time.

    Sands of Empire

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