Definition of oceanarium in English:
noun (plural oceanariums or oceanaria ˌəʊʃəˈnɛːrɪə)
A large seawater aquarium in which marine animals are kept for study and public entertainment.
- 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.
Definition of oceanarium in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan