mermaidnoun [ C ]uk /ˈmɜː.meɪd/ us /ˈmɝː.meɪd/
Examples from literature
- Bigfoot, yetis, mermaids, krakens, the Loch Ness Monster, dragons. . . . Do you believe they lived – or live – in our world?
- Sailors told stories about mermaids and people believed them.
- The sailors saw sea animals called manatees and thought they were mermaids.
- There are stories about mermaids in many different countries.
- They went home and told stories of an animal that was half-woman and half-fish – a mermaid.
- Today, we know mermaids aren’t real.
- We all know mermaids from books and movies.