Definition of trumpetfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrəmpitˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or trumpetfishes)

An elongated marine fish with a long narrow snout, resembling a pipefish. It lives around reefs and rocks in tropical waters and typically hangs in a semivertical position.
  • Family Aulostomidae and genus Aulostomus: several species.
Example sentences
  • Almost every day, we snorkel off a different island, dazzled by the brilliant, seemingly abundant sea life: angelfish, butterfly fish, damselfish, parrot fish, trumpetfish, schools of golden rays flying through the water.
  • The parrotfish is used as a mobile camouflage screen, hiding the trumpetfish from the small reef fish on which it preys.
  • Moray eels, garfish and trumpetfish were roaming and snapping at a plethora of potential prey.

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Syllabification: trum·pet·fish

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