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Oceanid

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

Words that rhyme with Oceanid

Leonid

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