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1. alligator

noun. ['ˈæləˌgeɪtɝ'] either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts.

Synonyms

  • Chinese alligator
  • genus Alligator
  • crocodilian reptile
  • Alligator sinensis
  • American alligator
  • Alligator mississipiensis
  • crocodilian

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • stay

Etymology

  • alligator (Latin)

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Rhymes with Alligator

  • accelerator
  • accumulator
  • activator
  • actuator
  • actuator
  • administrator
  • agitator
  • allocator
  • alternator
  • animator
  • applicator
  • appropriator
  • arbitrator
  • aviator
  • calculator
  • carburetor
  • cogenerator
  • collaborator
  • commentator
  • communicator

How do you pronounce alligator?

Pronounce alligator as ˈæləˌgeɪtər.

US - How to pronounce alligator in American English

UK - How to pronounce alligator in British English

Sentences with alligator


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a red and black alligator clip to match the probes.

2. Adjective
Oysters, seafood gumbo and even alligator meat are on the menu at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (pappadeaux.com).

Quotes about alligator


1. If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well this isn't too bad, I don't have a left arm anymore but at least nobody will ever ask me if I'm left-handed or right-handed,"but most of us would say something more along the lines of, "Aaaaaa! My arm! My arm!
- Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

2. alligator

noun. ['ˈæləˌgeɪtɝ'] leather made from alligator's hide.

Etymology

  • alligator (Latin)

3. alligator

verb. ['ˈæləˌgeɪtɝ'] crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes.

Etymology

  • alligator (Latin)
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