Meaning of “bumblebee” in the English Dictionary


"bumblebee" in English

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bumblebeenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌm.bəl.biː/ us /ˈbʌm.bəl.biː/

Examples from literature

  • A bumblebee blundered by Val's head on its way to visit the morning-glories. 
  • A bumblebee flew in the open window and buzzed dangerously near the hero's head. 
  • A tired bumblebee hums past, rolls lazily over a clover blossom at your feet, and has his midday luncheon. 
  • All at once, out of one of them, there flew a big buzzing bumblebee. 
  • Now and then a dove flashed by, and a golden bumblebee blundered into the chamber. 

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

"bumblebee" in American English

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bumblebeenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʌm·bəlˌbi/

a large, hairy bee

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