Definition of Sirius in English:

Share this entry

Sirius

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪrɪəs/
Astronomy
The brightest star in the sky, south of the celestial equator in the constellation Canis Major. It is a binary star with a dim companion, which is a white dwarf. Also called Dog Star.

Origin

Latin, from Greek seirios astēr 'scorching star'.

Words that rhyme with Sirius

delirious

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Sir¦ius

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.