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whale1

whale1

 
 
pronunciation:
weIl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
a whale of a
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of the largest of marine mammals, with a body shaped like a dolphin or porpoise, flippers in place of forelimbs, and a flat, triangular tail.
similar words:
leviathan
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phrase: a whale of a
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whaled, whales, whaling
definition: to hunt whales.
Homophone Note
The words whale and wail (a loud cry) sound alike but have different meanings.
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  mammal, ocean