Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: phalanx
IPA transcription: [f'eɪlæŋks]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: phalanx
    Meaning: any of the bones of the fingers or toes
  • Synonyms: phalanx
    Meaning: any closely ranked crowd of people
Usage examples
  • At sunset, the garrison of Fort Slatter was still unconquered, and the South-Enders, in a solid phalanx, marched off whistling "Yankee Doodle," while we cheered and jeered them until they were out of hearing.
  • A huge arch spanned an unnaturally dark segment resting on the horizon, and above this arch sprang up beams and streamers in a state of incessant agitation, sometimes shooting up to the zenith with a velocity that took one's breath, and sometimes suddenly falling into long ranks, and marching, marching, marching, like an endless phalanx of fiery specters, and moving, as I remember, always from east to west.