Definition of killer whale in English:

Share this entry

killer whale

Pronunciation: /ˈkilər ˌ(h)wāl/

noun

Another term for orca.
Example sentences
  • A lone killer whale near a Canadian fishing village was a skilled mimic that barked just like a sea lion, a new study reveals.
  • The most popular attractions, particularly with the kids, are the dolphins, the killer whale and the five beluga whales in a tank.
  • Fifty or more feet long and weighing an estimated forty tons, Shonisaurus was one of the largest creatures of its time - about the size of a modern sperm whale and twice the size of a killer whale.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.