Definition of koi in English:

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Pronunciation: /koi/
(also koi carp)

noun (plural same)

A common carp of a large ornamental variety, originally bred in Japan.
Example sentences
  • There were also a few small carp and a couple of koi carp in the bag.
  • Compare those with neon tetras or Japanese koi.
  • Fairly recently I have been fishing fisheries in Devon that contain koi and ghost carp.


Early 18th century: from Japanese, 'carp'.

Words that rhyme with koi

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, soy, tatsoi, toy, trompe l'œil, troy

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Syllabification: koi

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