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phallus

Syllabification: phal·lus
Pronunciation: /ˈfaləs
 
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Definition of phallus in English:

noun (plural phalli /ˈfalī/ or phalluses)

1A penis, especially when erect (typically used with reference to male potency or dominance).
1.1An image or representation of an erect penis, typically symbolizing fertility or potency.

Origin

early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek phallos.

Derivatives

phallicism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌsizəm/
noun

phallism

2
Pronunciation: /ˈfalizəm/
noun

Words that rhyme with phallus

Callas, callous, callus, Dallas, Pallas

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