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"vampire" in British English

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vampirenoun [C]

uk   /ˈvæm.paɪər/  us   /-paɪr/
(in ​stories) a ​deadperson who comes back to ​life and ​sucksblood from other ​people at ​night: The most ​famous vampire is Count Dracula of Transylvania.
(Definition of vampire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vampirenoun [C]

 us   /ˈvæm·pɑɪər/
an ​imaginarycreature, said to be a ​deadpersonreturned to ​life, who ​sucksblood from ​people at ​night
(Definition of vampire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vampire”
in Korean 흡혈귀, 벰파이어…
in Arabic مَصّاص الدِماء…
in Malaysian puntianak…
in French vampire…
in Russian вампир…
in Chinese (Traditional) (故事中的)吸血鬼…
in Italian vampiro…
in Turkish vampir…
in Polish wampi-r/rzyca…
in Spanish vampiro…
in Vietnamese ma cà rồng…
in Portuguese vampiro, -a…
in Thai ผีดูดเลือด…
in German der Vampir…
in Catalan vampir, -a…
in Japanese 吸血鬼…
in Chinese (Simplified) (故事中的)吸血鬼…
in Indonesian vampir…
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