Definition of grunter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrən(t)ər/


A fish that makes a grunting noise, especially when caught, in particular.
Example sentences
  • In the sometimes-translucent streams beneath us, we can see bream, catfish and grunters as well as pig-nosed turtles, thought, until recently, only to exist in Papua New Guinea.
  • And then there were the dead fish, mostly grunter, leervis and silvies, I believe, caused apparently by a sudden drop in salinity as the whirlpools mixed fresh water with salty.
  • The result was a 3kg grunter for their fry and a fish eagle having to look further afield for its meal.

Words that rhyme with grunter

Arunta, Bunter, chunter, Grantha, Gunter, hunter, junta, punter, shunter

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Syllabification: grunt·er

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