Definition of 'turtle'

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Synonyms of "turtle"
Synonyms of "turtle"
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Example sentences containing 'turtle'

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Commercial fishing will be banned permanently in a million square kilometres of ocean teeming with sharks, turtles and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We also went swimming with giant turtles half a mile out to sea. The Sun (2011)Is this a mild dose of the chemical pneumonia that may have killed the dolphins and turtles? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We spent the whole week watching sharks and turtles with them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The ship turned turtle and sank in five minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The longevity of sea turtles is a subject of scientific research. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Turtle doves would be sad birds to lose. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Turtle doves are purring in the farmland hedges where they will build their flimsy nests. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People in pain want to withdraw, like a turtle into its shell. Christianity Today (2000)They also swam with the island's giant sea turtles and splashed about in the surf. The Sun (2006)It can save turtles, dolphins and sharks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There's also wildlife fun with sea turtle and whale watching trips available. The Sun (2015)But if you rest your five best giant turtles, what can you expect? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Heading out on the boat, we were greeted by playful dolphins and turtles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We do the opening act; imagine a big skeleton of a turtle shell in a climbing frame. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are often caught in large nets and dolphins, sharks and turtles get caught up in them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But they did not turn turtle in vain: they hatched a monster that has enslaved millions of people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Before she sank she completely turned turtle, and for a second or two her keel was visible above the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tiger sharks, remember, can bite through the shell of a marine turtle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So... turtle shells and penguin suits in 2008? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The vessel makes only a handful of voyages each year for up to 12 passengers willing to pay to swim with whale sharks and green turtles. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'turtle'

British English: turtle /ˈtɜːtl/ NOUN
A turtle is a large reptile with a thick shell which lives in the sea.
  • American English: turtle
  • Arabic: سُلَحْفاةُ البَحْر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tartaruga
  • Chinese: 海龟
  • Croatian: kornjača
  • Czech: želva mořská
  • Danish: skildpadde
  • Dutch: schildpad
  • European Spanish: tortuga mar
  • Finnish: kilpikonna
  • French: tortue
  • German: Wasserschildkröte
  • Greek: θαλάσσια χελώνα
  • Italian: tartaruga
  • Japanese: カメ 動物
  • Korean: 거북
  • Norwegian: skilpadde
  • Polish: żółw
  • European Portuguese: tartaruga
  • Romanian: broască țestoasă
  • Russian: черепаха
  • Latin American Spanish: tortuga
  • Swedish: sköldpadda
  • Thai: เต่า
  • Turkish: su kaplumbağası
  • Ukrainian: черепаха
  • Vietnamese: con rùa


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