English

Definition of 'dolphin'

See related content

Synonyms of "dolphin"
Synonyms of "dolphin"
French Translation of "dolphin"
French Translation of "dolphin"
Word lists "fauna"
Word lists "fauna"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : minimoto
Word of the day : minimoto
Spanish Translation of "dolphin"
Spanish Translation of "dolphin"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Example sentences containing 'dolphin'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
New regulations in this country in 1990 made it almost impossible to keep captive dolphins and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is the largest member of the dolphin family? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The trainer would then blow the whistle and throw the dolphin a fish. O'Connor, Joseph & Seymour, John Training with N.L.P. (1994)Each cycle of the arms should be accompanied by two dolphin kicks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes whales and dolphins can be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has swum with more dolphins and sea lions than you can shake a snorkel at. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Spring is also a great time to see dolphins and seals offshore. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fish and dolphins simply have no choice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do you see any dolphins covered in milk sitting on the table? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Dolphins and other sea mammals use different techniques for swimming and would not normally trigger an alert. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keep an eye out for dolphins and seals swimming off the island. The Sun (2014)If you are very lucky you might see some dolphins and seals. The Sun (2016)In its fish tank it has sharks, dolphins and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you see a dolphin, you must turn off your engine and look the other way. The Sun (2013)Some countries are destroying stocks of mighty whales, of dolphins and other sea mammals. Crowley, Vivianne Phoenix From the Flame (1994)And don't leave without seeing the dolphin show. The Sun (2013)Other wildlife expected to flourish would be seals, dolphins and the rare angel shark. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are often caught in large nets and dolphins, sharks and turtles get caught up in them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I loved the dolphins and pilot whales and birds that followed our course. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In each the whales or dolphins were spotted holding dead offspring, often while flanked by members of their group. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The miles of unspoilt beach are home to turtles which come ashore to nest, while the seas are filled with whales and dolphins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I fear for these two dolphins' lives. The Sun (2010)We no longer lump seals, whales, dolphins and fish all together. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You'll also see dolphins, sea otters and sea lions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In 100 days we saw two pods of dolphins, a pod of blue whales and a few marine birds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our skipper manoeuvred the yacht towards it and, as if by magic, two dolphins leapt out of the ocean and began to dance around the boat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'dolphin'

Word Lists

fauna

Trends of 'dolphin'

Used Occasionally. dolphin is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'dolphin'

British English: dolphin /ˈdɒlfɪn/ NOUN
A dolphin is a mammal with fins and a pointed nose which lives in the sea.
  • American English: dolphin
  • Arabic: دُلفيـن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: golfinho
  • Chinese: 海豚
  • Croatian: delfin
  • Czech: delfín
  • Danish: delfin
  • Dutch: dolfijn
  • European Spanish: delfín
  • Finnish: delfiini
  • French: dauphin
  • German: Delphin
  • Greek: δελφίνι
  • Italian: delfino
  • Japanese: イルカ
  • Korean: 돌고래
  • Norwegian: delfin
  • Polish: delfin
  • European Portuguese: golfinho
  • Romanian: delfin
  • Russian: дельфин
  • Spanish: delfín
  • Swedish: delfin
  • Thai: ปลาโลมา
  • Turkish: yunus
  • Ukrainian: дельфін
  • Vietnamese: cá heo

Source

Definition of dolphin from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access