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opah Syllabification: o·pah
Pronunciation: /ˈōpə/

Definition of opah in English:


A large deep-bodied fish with a deep blue back, silvery belly, and crimson fins, living in deep oceanic waters. Also called moonfish.
  • Lampris guttatus, family Lampridae
Example sentences
  • One fish I wish I could see with my own eyes is the brilliant opah, or moonfish.
  • Menu concoctions include opah (moon fish) caught along the Kohala Coast, salmon, and seaweed grown at the Big Island's Natural Energy Lab.
  • The opah, despite being toothless, and of majestic build, pursues and eats other fish and squid.


Mid 18th century: a West African word.

Words that rhyme with opah

coper, doper, eloper, Europa, groper, hoper, L-dopa, moper, no-hoper, toper
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