Meaning of “bloodhound” in the English Dictionary


"bloodhound" in English

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bloodhoundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblʌd.haʊnd/ us /ˈblʌd.haʊnd/

Examples from literature

  • Even the barking of the bloodhounds was heard but seldom, and then far in the distance. 
  • He's cocker spaniel and bloodhound, and he knows things, that dog. 
  • I'll bet her pa's got the Law out combing the woods with bloodhounds! 
  • The dogs I saw were all mongrels with sometimes a retriever, bloodhound or Great Dane strain. 
  • We found the dogs in the stable, and I recalled the deep baying of the night when a fine bloodhound and two great Danes leaped out to greet us. 

(Definition of “bloodhound” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bloodhound" in American English

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bloodhoundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈblʌdˌhɑʊnd/

a type of dog with an unusually good ability to smell something, sometimes used for hunting animals or finding people

(Definition of “bloodhound” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)