Pygmy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɪɡmi|  American pronunciation of the word pygmy
Brit.  |ˈpɪɡmi|  British pronunciation of the word pygmy

noun

- an unusually small individual (syn: pigmy)
- any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet (syn: pigmy)

Examples

...hummingbirds may be the pygmies of the avian world, but what they lack in size they make up for in beauty...

...regrettably, most of the candidates for the party's nomination that year were political pygmies...

Word forms

noun
singular: pygmy
plural: pygmies
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