What is another word for cetacean?

184 synonyms found


[ sɛtˈe͡ɪʃən], [ sɛtˈe‍ɪʃən], [ s_ɛ_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Cetaceans, or marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises, have several synonyms that are often used interchangeably. These include cetoid, cetacean mammal, and cetacean indava. Other synonyms include marine mammal, sea mammal, and pelagic mammal, all used to describe animals that live in the ocean. In some cases, the term "whale" is used as a synonym for cetaceans, but it is important to note that not all cetaceans are whales. Overall, the use of synonyms helps to avoid repetition in writing and allows for the expression of ideas using different words that still carry the same meaning.

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Usage examples for Cetacean

The pursuit of this "royal fish"-as the ancient chroniclers call him in contented ignorance of the fact that he is not a fish at all-had not, indeed, originated in New England, but had been practised by all maritime peoples of whom history has knowledge, while the researches of archeologists have shown that prehistoric peoples were accustomed to chase the gigantic cetacean for his blubber, his oil, and his bone.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot
It is not in the nature of things that the writer could ever have seen or even heard of a manatee or a dugong; nor is it likely that he had been a sea-farer, or could have seen any Mediterranean cetacean.
"Creation and Its Records"
B.H. Baden-Powell
Two immense specimens of the cetacean species were in front of the submarine, one on either bow, evidently much puzzled over the glaring lights.
"Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic"
Victor Appleton

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