Definition of oceanarium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəʊʃəˈnɛːrɪəm/

noun (plural oceanariums or oceanaria /ˌəʊʃəˈnɛːrɪə/)

A large seawater aquarium in which marine animals are kept for study and public entertainment.
Example sentences
  • Dolly the dolphin, the much loved senior resident of the Bayworld oceanarium, is pregnant again.
  • Before the storm oceanarium officials had evacuated 6 of the facility's 14 dolphins to hotel swimming pools.
  • The penguins have been exported to oceanariums and zoos all over the world, including Israel, the US, Japan and Netherlands.


1940s: from ocean, on the pattern of aquarium.

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