Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: clam
IPA transcription: [kl'æm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: clam
    Meaning: burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: clam
    Meaning: gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
Usage examples
  • I estimated the weight of this giant clam at 300 kilograms.
  • Captain Nemo had an explicit personal interest in checking on the current condition of this giant clam.
  • Our visit to this opulent giant clam came to an end. Captain Nemo left the cave, and we climbed back up the bank of shellfish in the midst of these clear waters not yet disturbed by divers at work.
  • "To begin with, there was a rusty nail in my clam cocktail, and it nearly choked me to death. I tried hard to keep Mrs. Innitt from seeing what had happened, but she is watchful if not brainy, and all my efforts went for naught.