Definition of fishbowl in English:


Syllabification: fish·bowl
Pronunciation: /ˈfiSHˌbōl


  • 1A round glass bowl for keeping pet fish in.
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    • He compares our bodies to that of a fish in a fishbowl.
    • Sat perfectly still inside the fishbowl was a small aquarium dweller.
    • When I get to the house, the fishbowl on the porch is empty.
  • 1.1A place open to public view and criticism: there was no privacy in his office; it was a fishbowl
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    • Are you willing to lead by example in everything you do - to live in a fishbowl with your personal and professional life open to view?
    • There is a distinct similarity between the two men, both of whom spent a brief period atop golf's World Ranking, neither of whom has grown accustomed to life in golf's fishbowl.
    • One of the original ideas behind the Wrestling site was to include a blog, thus allowing the public a look into our glorious fishbowl.

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