1. octopus

noun. ['ˈɑːktəˌpʊs'] bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles.


  • genus Octopus
  • octopod


  • ὀκτώπους (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Octopus

  • platypus

How do you pronounce octopus?

Pronounce octopus as ˈɑktəˌpʊs.

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How to spell octopus? Is it octupos? Or octpus? Common misspellings are:

  • octupos
  • octpus

Sentences with octopus

1. Noun, singular or mass
The octopus then essentially drills into the shell with an organ called a radula.

Quotes about octopus

1. Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

2. What Children See [10w] "A spider is an octopus who lives in the desert.
- Beryl Dov

2. octopus

noun. ['ˈɑːktəˌpʊs'] tentacles of octopus prepared as food.


  • seafood


  • ὀκτώπους (Ancient Greek (to 1453))