Albatross - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈælbətrɔːs|  American pronunciation of the word albatross
Brit.  |ˈalbətrɒs|  British pronunciation of the word albatross

noun

- (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps(syn: millstone)

she was an albatross around his neck

- large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight (syn: mollymawk)

Examples

Fame has become an albatross that prevents her from leading a normal and happy life.

Fame has become an albatross around her neck.

she was an albatross around his neck

The issue has become a political albatross for the government.

Word forms

noun
singular: albatross
plural: albatrosses
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