Definition of dolphinarium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdälfəˈnerēəm/ Pronunciation: /ˌdôlfəˈnerēəm/

noun (plural dolphinariums or dolphinaria /-ˈne(ə)rēə/)

An aquarium in which dolphins are kept and trained for public entertainment.
Example sentences
  • Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are among the best-known to the public, from appearances in films and dolphinariums.
  • The proposed and controversial project to build a dolphinarium has been axed, in large part due to pressure its critics brought on those holding the purse-strings, animal rights groups say.
  • On the other hand, terrestrial species are more often domesticated, while only a few marine species are tamed, mainly in zoos, dolphinaria or so called ‘Sea Worlds’.


1960s: from dolphin, on the pattern of oceanarium.

Words that rhyme with dolphinarium

aquarium, armamentarium, barium, caldarium, cinerarium, columbarium, frigidarium, herbarium, honorarium, planetarium, rosarium, sanitarium, solarium, sudarium, tepidarium, terrarium, vivarium

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Syllabification: dol·phi·nar·i·um

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