Share this entry

Share this page

Oceanid

Line breaks: Ocean¦id
Pronunciation: /əʊˈsiːənɪd
 
, ˈəʊʃ(ə)nɪd
 
/

Definition of Oceanid in English:

noun (plural Oceanids or Oceanides /ˌəʊsɪˈanɪdiːz, ˌəʊʃɪ-/)

Greek Mythology
A sea nymph.
Example sentences
  • Each painting features a dazzlingly nubile Phoebus Apollo surrounded by a throng of Oceanides, Tritons, and other marine creatures.

Origin

from French Océanide, from Greek ōkeanis, ōkeanid-.

Definition of Oceanid in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence