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scuba Syllabification: scu·ba
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞obə/

Definition of scuba in English:


1An aqualung.
Example sentences
  • Try-dives are organised to give anyone interested a taste of breathing underwater using a scuba unit in a safe, controlled environment.
  • Shooters can fill the compressed air tank from either a standard scuba tank or from a high-pressure hand pump.
  • Breathing the very cold air from an open-circuit scuba system can chill the inner core of the body; after all, the lungs are a major area of blood supply.
1.1Scuba diving.
Example sentences
  • For my last dive in North Cyprus I abandoned scuba gear to snorkel in shallow water without disturbing the feeding green turtles.
  • Our art class prepares for the dive by making cardboard scuba gear.
  • We recommend Louise takes the option which includes scuba gear and oxygen rental, so she won't need to bring her own equipment.


1950s: acronym from self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

Words that rhyme with scuba

Aruba, Cuba, Nuba, tuba, tuber
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