Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tortoise
IPA transcription: [t'ɔɹtəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tortoise
    Meaning: usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
Usage examples
  • "Oh, all right; I'm with you," said the tortoise, eagerly; and away they went.
  • When the tortoise reached the ground, the lion said, "You're pretty hard; what can I do to make you eatable?"
  • So, when the lion asked again, "Who are you?" he answered, "It's only us." The lion said, "Come down, then;" and the tortoise answered, "We're coming."
  • Dealing far blows about the fight, Like thunder-bolts a-roam, Like birds about the battle-field, While Ogier writhed under his shield Like a tortoise in his dome.
  • Immediately on hearing this, Simba carried Kobay to the water, placed him in the mud, and began, as he supposed, to rub his back; but the tortoise had slipped away, and the lion continued rubbing on a piece of rock until his paws were raw.