Giraffe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒəˈræf|  American pronunciation of the word giraffe
Brit.  |dʒɪˈrɑːf|  British pronunciation of the word giraffe

noun

- tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa (syn: camelopard)

Examples

A giraffe is an animal with a very long neck.

The giraffe is the tallest animal.

...the museum's eclectic collection has everything from a giraffe skeleton to medieval musical instruments...

...the giraffe's elongate neck is thought to be the result of natural selection...

the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe

what an ungainly creature a giraffe is

the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

Word forms

noun
singular: giraffe
plural: giraffes
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