Definition of little auk in English:

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little auk

Pronunciation: /ˈlidl ˌôk/

noun

British term for dovekie.
Example sentences
  • ‘We children cried and cried for those little auks,’ the singer added, ‘because we were afraid we would not get any to eat.’
  • I thought again of little auks and the children who cried for them.
  • The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.

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Syllabification: lit·tle auk

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