Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “krill”

krill

noun [U, + sing/pl verb]     /krɪl/
very small animals with a hard outer shell that live in the sea and are eaten in large numbers by some types of whale Sea creaturesSea fish
(Definition of krill noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of krill

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Sea creatures, but you might be interested in these topics from the Fish, Reptiles, Insects and Other Animals topic area:

Word of the Day

best man

a male friend or relation of the bridegroom who stands with him and helps him during a marriage ceremony

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More