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Syllabification: do·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈdôrē
 
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noun (plural dories)

A narrow deep-bodied fish with a mouth that can be opened very wide.
  • Several genera and species in the families Zeidae and Oreosomatidae. See also John Dory
Example sentences
  • The price for top grade fish like monk and dory is down considerably.
  • Also found in the deep sea are the most valuable species of orange roughy, alfonsino and oreo dories.
  • The baitfish tightened into a ball as the kingfish attacked, while several snapper and dory moved in hoping to share the spoils.

Origin

late Middle English: from French dorée, feminine past participle of dorer 'gild', from late Latin deaurare 'gild over', based on Latin aurum 'gold'. Compare with dorado.

Words that rhyme with dory

cacciatore, Corey, Florey, flory, furore, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory

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Syllabification: do·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈdôrē
 
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noun (plural dories)

A small flat-bottomed rowboat with a high bow and stern, of a kind originally used for fishing in New England.
Example sentences
  • Training is done in a fleet of five dories with outboard motors, with a similar number awaiting work to bring them back into service.
  • The central compound of parliamentary buildings has been compared to the forms of a cluster of overturned, beached fishing dories.
  • Far more satisfying, however, was picking off the slower vessels that had started before us: the lumbering dories, skiffs, and wherries.

Origin

early 18th century: perhaps from Miskito dóri 'dugout'.

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