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trumpet shell

Syllabification: trum·pet shell

Definition of trumpet shell in English:

noun

The shell of a large marine mollusk that can be blown to produce a loud note.
  • Several species in the class Gastropoda, in particular the triton (Charonia tritonis, family Cymatiidae)
Example sentences
  • One fun thing is that if you carefully hold this trumpet shell next to your ear, you can hear the ocean!
  • Perhaps, however, it is more diverting to pick up some unique shells and trumpet shells along the beautiful beaches of Sanya by yourself.
  • Outside on the reef are numerous lava formations sheltering critters such as cleaner wrasse, conger eels, tritons, trumpet shells and schooling squirrelfish.

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