Share this entry

Share this page

Little Dipper

Syllabification: Lit·tle Dip·per

Definition of Little Dipper in English:

The seven bright stars of the constellation Ursa Minor.
Example sentences
  • What most people don't know, however, is that the Big and Little Dippers are not even constellations.
  • The Big and Little Dippers are two groups of stars that are shaped like dippers, or cups with long handles.
  • The Little Dipper is not a constellation itself, but an asterism, which is a distinctive group of stars.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure