Meaning of “jellyfish” in the English Dictionary

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"jellyfish" in British English

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jellyfishnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒel.i.fɪʃ/ us /ˈdʒel.i.fɪʃ/ plural jellyfish

Examples from literature

  • In fact, sharks are less dangerous than jellyfish! 
  • In the whole of the United States, there are about 16 shark attacks every year, but in Florida alone, jellyfish sting about 200,000 people a year! 
  • Jellyfish stings are very painful and can sometimes even kill people. 
  • The jellyfish wants a bigger fish to see the light and attack the smaller fish. 
  • The strange creature was a type of jellyfish called Deepstaria enigmatica. 
  • These are jellyfish stings on someone's leg. 
  • When this happens, the jellyfish swims away. 

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

"jellyfish" in American English

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jellyfishnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒel·iˌfɪʃ/ plural jellyfish

a sea animal with a soft, round, almost transparent body with tentacles that can sting

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