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noun as in cetacean

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Sean Pierce, who captained the speedy 35-foot inflatable raft, narrated an entertaining trip that mixed snorkeling with stops as spinner dolphins or humpbacks came into view.

The ocean soundtrack of the popular imagination is a largely silent one, interrupted only by the mournful aria of migrating whales or the acapella vocalizations of dolphin pods.

From Time

Guards visit communities and share dolphin-rescue hotline numbers to report incidents of dolphins stranded on the riverbank or in canals.

From Ozy

When dolphins play with air bubbles, they are honing their skills at confusing and catching prey.

Previous studies had suggested dolphins can learn from peers.

A popular beach bar was bulldozed to make way for a dolphin swim attraction.

And if you make it all the way through, you'll even see a dolphin.

But those hearts will likely be pounding a bit harder than if you had just seen, say, Dolphin Tale.

“The truth came out… like a dolphin wiggling free of a blanket,” Colbert quipped.

If Clint Eastwood and a dolphin had sex, I would be the spawn.

Shoals of tunny-fish, (fish four and five feet long, and belonging to the dolphin tribe,) were seen tumbling about the ship.

Of these the “Dolphin” is the largest, standing at the corner of Dragon Street, where the high-road passes by.

For the rest, the “Dolphin” is a singularly dull and unromantic-looking house, painted a leaden hue.

British commodore Byron sailed from the Downs in the Dolphin, on his voyage round the world.

Thence home, and found Sir Williams both and much more company gone to the Dolphin to drink the 30s.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dolphin, such as: beluga, grampus, mammal, narwal, orca, and porpoise.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.