Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: spleen
IPA transcription: [spl'in]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: spleen, lien
    Meaning: a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
Usage examples
  • Men did not really care about these things, except when their personal spleen was touched.
  • Lady Georgina was now in her finest vein of spleen: her acid wit grew sharper and more caustic each moment.
  • At other times the unsettled condition persists, and his spleen is vented not only on the original instigator but upon others who may have occasion to see him, sometimes hours afterward.
  • Spring! and the hillsides flourished, vivid in jewelled green; Spring! and our hearts' blood nourished envy and hatred and spleen. Little cared we for the Spring-birth; much cared we to get on-- Stake in the Great White Channel, stake ere the best be gone.
  • Emma shall be an angel, and I will keep my spleen to myself till Christmas brings John and Isabella. John loves Emma with a reasonable and therefore not a blind affection, and Isabella always thinks as he does; except when he is not quite frightened enough about the children.