Definition of dolphinarium in English:


Line breaks: dol¦phin|ar¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌdɒlfɪˈnɛːrɪəm

noun (plural dolphinariums or dolphinaria)

  • An aquarium in which dolphins are kept and trained for public entertainment.
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    • 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’.

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