Reptile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreptaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word reptile
Brit.  |ˈrɛptʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word reptile

noun

- any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms (syn: reptilian)

Examples

He called the governor's top aide a reptile.

...the actor plays a total reptile who's somehow still a hit with the ladies...

Reptiles crawl / creep / slither.

These reptiles publish a newspaper.

Scientists now believe that the bones belong to a different species of reptile.

No species of reptile is possessed of true fleshy lips.

a snake is a limbless reptile

Word forms

noun
singular: reptile
plural: reptiles
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