Definition of basset hound in English:

basset hound

Syllabification: bas·set hound
Pronunciation: /ˈbasit hound
 
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noun

A sturdy hunting dog of a breed with a long body, short legs, and big ears.
More example sentences
  • In my experience, the basset and Rottweilers are great apartment dogs.
  • He stroked the short, bristled fur of his basset hound.
  • The girl, who had been drawing her hands down her face in worry, stopped mid-action causing her eyes to droop like those of a basset hound.

Origin

early 17th century: from French, diminutive of bas 'low', from medieval Latin bassus 'short'.

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