Dragonfly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdræɡənflaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word dragonfly
Brit.  |ˈdraɡ(ə)nflʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word dragonfly

noun

- slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

Examples

...students in science class learning how to distinguish a dragonfly naiad from an earthworm...

a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

Word forms

noun
singular: dragonfly
plural: dragonflies
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