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Syllabification: per·e·gri·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈperəɡrəˌnāt

Definition of peregrinate in English:


[no object] archaic or humorous
Travel or wander around from place to place.
Example sentences
  • It peregrinates around the limbs of trees.
  • The latter part of the performance elucidated the duo's versatility and interpretation ability to its fullest extent, as the duo peregrinated throughout classical Latin American tradition.
  • The problem - or at least the difference - is simply that it was based not only on the author's experience but on the soap-operatic adventures of her boozing, man-loving, peregrinating mother.


late 16th century: from Latin peregrinat- 'traveled abroad', from the verb peregrinari, from peregrinus 'foreign, traveling'.



Pronunciation: /ˌperiɡrəˈnāSHən/
Example sentences
  • As he explains, the idea for his text arose when his own touring party was ‘returning homeward toward the dew-dropped south’ after a ‘Highland peregrination.’
  • Since I presume most of us began this peregrination from some point in the Northern Hemisphere, let me conclude back in my modest little hometown, the Bronx.
  • If anyone has insight about this peculiar pelican peregrination, please let me know.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnātər/
Example sentences
  • With the fast-food fad having gained considerable ground, among the local people and peregrinators for some time now, there has been a healthy competition between bondas and bhajis on one side and hot-dogs and hamburgers on the other.
  • Famous representatives of this genre, such as Herodotus and Marco Polo, as well as a host of minor peregrinators, never actually encountered the phenomenon in question.
  • Yiddish is like a wanderer, a peregrinator who goes from inn to inn on a long road, and at each end he has a little drink, - I mean language - and he assimilated drink into his own mind and into his own heart, and he becomes enriched.

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