Meaning of “cetacean” in the English Dictionary

"cetacean" in British English

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cetaceannoun [ C ]

uk /sɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /sɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ specialized
cetacean
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • But tell me, isn't that the noise cetaceans make when they spurt water from their blowholes? 
  • If it was a cetacean, it exceeded in bulk any whale previously classified by science. 
  • Old legends even claim that these cetaceans led fishermen to within a mere seven leagues of the North Pole. 
  • The cetacean had rammed our frigate at about eleven o'clock in the evening. 
  • The enormous head of this cetacean occupies about a third of its body. 

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

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