Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: sunfish
IPA transcription: [s'ʌnf,ɪʃ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sunfish, centrarchid
    Meaning: small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
  • Synonyms: ocean_sunfish, sunfish, mola, headfish
    Meaning: among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
  • Synonyms: sunfish
    Meaning: the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae
Usage examples
  • Thurston would have put Sunfish to a run, but Park checked him.
  • Sunfish scrambled with his feet for secure footing, found it and waded up to the front door.
  • But instead of unsaddling, as he would naturally have done, he tied Sunfish to the bed-wagon and threw his slicker over his back to protect him from the rain.
  • Then, with Mona once more in the saddle, and with Thurston leading Sunfish by the bridle-rein, they trailed damply and happily up the long ridge to where the white tents of the roundup gleamed sharply against the sky-line.
  • Sunfish, having scrambled ashore a few yards farther down, came up to them and stood waiting, as if to be forgiven for his failure to carry them safe to land, but Thurston, after the first inattentive glance, ungratefully took no heed of him.