Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: thames
IPA transcription: [t'ɛmz]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Thames, River_Thames, Thames_River
    Meaning: the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
Usage examples
  • All three were bubbling over with glee at the prospect of an outing this bright June afternoon upon the river Thames.
  • The Thames swans are as well known as the river itself. They are very privileged birds and directly under the protection of the government itself.
  • The Thames was frozen over--a thing which does not happen once in a century, as the ice forms on it with difficulty owing to the action of the sea.
  • Otters are frequently found on the banks of the Thames, and a large one was caught in an eel-basket, near Windsor, but the hunting of them is discontinued.
  • Here, on the choicest spot of this choice ground, stands a lofty row of chambers, looking obliquely upon the sullied Thames; before the windows, the lawn of the Temple Gardens stretches with that dim yet delicious verdure so refreshing to the eyes of Londoners.
  • The account which Raleigh gives of his campaign is so fabulous, with the coolness of a Gascon transported to the banks of the Thames, he so heaps one falsehood upon the top of another, that one is almost tempted to class his narrative amongst the number of imaginary voyages.