Dolphin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːlfɪn|  American pronunciation of the word dolphin
Brit.  |ˈdɒlfɪn|  British pronunciation of the word dolphin

noun

- large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii) (syn: dolphinfish, mahimahi)
- any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises

Examples

...fittingly, the organization promoting the welfare of marine life features a dolphin on its ensign...

The dolphin leaped out of the water.

Dolphins were talking their own dolphin talk.

The dolphin's habitat is being rapidly degraded.

This dolphin is noted for its distinctive black and white markings.

a tribe of Aborigines known as the Dolphin People

The shield bears the device of a dolphin.

Word forms

noun
singular: dolphin
plural: dolphins
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