Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: twin
IPA transcription: [tw'ɪn]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinned
    Meaning: being two identical
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: twin
    Meaning: either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
Usage examples
  • These twin deities, Mitra and Varuna, measured out the span of human life.
  • He is twin brother to my own horse, and can fly as high as the clouds themselves.
  • 'A dull rotation, never at a stay, Yesterday's face twin image of to-day.' COWPER.
  • Two high iron towers supporting the cable of a current ferry add dignity to the twin settlements.
  • There is a widespread belief that twin children possess magical powers over nature, especially over rain and the weather.
  • In a uniform two men who are unlike will look alike; two who somewhat resemble each other in feature and figure will appear as twin brothers.
  • All in the dark among the crags in a mighty cavern, guarded by two twin peaks, at last they found the golden ball for which the Dawnchild wept.
  • The twin screw, with which the best and safest of modern steam-ships are all fitted, will soon develop into what may be called "the twin stern".
  • If all their efforts to procure rain prove abortive, they will remember that such and such a twin was buried in a dry place on the side of a hill.
  • The twin children of the moon were Mashu and Mashtu, a brother and sister, like the lunar girl and boy of Teutonic mythology immortalized in nursery rhymes as Jack and Jill.