Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: metamorphosis
IPA transcription: [m,ɛtəm'ɔɹfəsəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: metamorphosis
    Meaning: a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
  • Synonyms: transfiguration, metamorphosis
    Meaning: a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances; "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
  • Synonyms: metamorphosis, metabolism
    Meaning: the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
Usage examples
  • With magic touch I have effaced the very memory of his sufferings. It is a complete metamorphosis.
  • What adds to the difficulty to my mind is that the metamorphosis occurred when Mrs. Tebrick was a full-grown woman, and that it happened suddenly in so short a space of time.