Definition of jellyfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjelēˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or jellyfishes)

1A free-swimming marine coelenterate with a jellylike bell- or saucer-shaped body that is typically transparent and has stinging tentacles around the edge.
  • Classes Scyphozoa and Cubozoa.
Example sentences
  • Like jellyfish, Medusa can sting an enemy with its tentacles.
  • Man-eating saltwater crocodiles lurk in nearby estuaries along with the deadly box jellyfish, the most poisonous creature on earth.
  • If you should get stung by a box jellyfish, you won't get off lightly.
2 informal A feeble or weak-willed person.
Example sentences
  • It's a tragedy regardless of how it happened and people like you who lecture after an accident are the lowest form of weak willed spineless jellyfish.
  • I suppose you have no qualms about being spineless jellyfish - so long as you win elections - right?
  • Frankie was a spineless jellyfish that didn't deserve to make money from Tan.

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Syllabification: jel·ly·fish

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