Definition of “giraffe” - English Dictionary


“giraffe” in English

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giraffenoun [ C ]

uk /dʒɪˈrɑːf/ us /dʒɪˈræf/ plural giraffes or giraffe

Examples from literature

  • However, it does have a long tongue that it uses like a hand – just like a giraffe. 
  • Think of a giraffe learning to walk – lots and lots of mistakes! 
  • Zoos sell the dung of elephants, giraffes, and rhinoceroses to farmers. 

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

“giraffe” in American English

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giraffenoun [ C ]

us /dʒəˈræf/

a large African animal with a very long neck and long legs

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