Definición de humpback en inglés:

humpback

Saltos de línea: hump|back
Pronunciación: /ˈhʌm(p)bak
 
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sustantivo

1 (also humpback whale) A baleen whale which has a hump (instead of a dorsal fin) and long white flippers.
  • Megaptera novaeangliae, family Balaenopteridae
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Visitors to the site where a humpback whale beached itself at the weekend were shocked to discover the mammal had already been put down yesterday.
  • The humpback whale creates the most complex, long-lasting, repetitive sound patterns of any non-human animal on our planet.
  • For a musician it would be difficult, if not impossible, to define the sounds of the humpback whale without using musical terms.
2 (also humpback salmon) A small salmon with dark spots on the back, native to the North Pacific and introduced into the NW Atlantic. Also called pink salmon.
  • Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, family Salmonidae
3 another term for hunchback.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Stricken with Pott's disease when just a boy, he scarcely grew taller after that and was left with a humpback created by a deformed spine.

Derivativos

humpbacked

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And you can end up looking like a hunchback: The incline platform prods you into a humpbacked posture.
  • Camel racing, a favorite pastime in the Middle East, has taken flack from human-rights advocates for the young boys imported to jockey the humpbacked desert beasts.
  • The humpbacked gardener emptied the saucepan onto the roots of the flame trees, his favorites, and doused them with water drawn from the river several miles away.

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