Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: massacre
IPA transcription: [m'æsəkɚ]
Pronunciations of massacre
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, mass_murder, carnage, butchery
    Meaning: the savage and excessive killing of many people
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: massacre, slaughter, mow_down
    Meaning: kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
Usage examples
  • He made a convulsive frontal attack upon the hobgoblin--and the massacre began.
  • On the way to the vessel some of the Overlanders had narrowly escaped a massacre.
  • I was a little over four years old at the time of the "Sioux massacre" in Minnesota.
  • The summer after the "Minnesota massacre," General Sibley pursued our people across this river.
  • Then two Mensheviki Internationalists, declaring that the Appeal of the Bolshevik Councillors was a direct incitement to massacre.
  • They will massacre us!" they cried, for many of them had given their word at the Winter Palace not to take up arms against the People.
  • If Peter Rugg, thought I, has been travelling since the Boston Massacre, there is no reason why he should not travel to the end of time.
  • Was it battle and massacre that ended that long afternoon here? Or did the woods catch fire some exceptionally dry summer, leaving black hills and famine?
  • The second winter after the massacre, my father and my two older brothers, with several others, were betrayed by a half-breed at Winnipeg to the United States authorities.
  • And so angry and energetic was the little man that in a brief space the melon patch was a scene of awful devastation, and the surrey contained all the fruit that survived the massacre.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Ronald Reagan, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Peter Jennings, License CC BY-SA 4.0