What is another word for gazelle?

Pronunciation: [ɡəzˈɛl] (IPA)

Gazelles are graceful and fast-running antelopes that are often found in the savannas and grasslands of Africa and Asia. There are several synonymous words to describe these beautiful creatures. For instance, the word "springbok" is commonly used to refer to a type of gazelle found in southern Africa. Another term, "dama gazelle," refers to a species found mainly in the Sahara desert region of Africa. Additionally, the word "oryx" is sometimes used to describe a specific type of gazelle with long, slender horns that curve backward. Other synonyms for gazelle include "antelope," "hartbeest," and "impala." No matter what they are called, gazelles remain one of the most fascinating and iconic animals of the savanna.

Synonyms for Gazelle:

What are the hypernyms for Gazelle?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Gazelle?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for gazelle (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Gazelle?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Gazelle

She squatted in the door, her eyes staring with the glazed inquiring expression of a dying gazelle, a bronze question to Fate.
"Witch-Doctors"
Charles Beadle
As they splashed across the river, like troops of bronze gazelle, women and girls dashed eager to gather of fertility from the water enchanted by the passage of the Bearer of the World.
"Witch-Doctors"
Charles Beadle
The gazelle will have soft fur, and the lion a shaggy hide, and the sanctum sanctorum is the student's cuticle.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

Famous quotes with Gazelle

  • A gazelle runs faster than us; cockroaches are remarkably tolerant of radiation; every being has some superiority; in remembering this, be very humble!
    Mehmet Murat ildan
  • With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It is no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you simply have to run faster than others to survive.
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
    Moorish Proverb
  • The male sense of space must differ from that of the female, who has such interesting, active, and significant inner space. The space that interests men is outer. The fly ball high against the sky, the long pass spiraling overhead, the jet fighter like a scarcely visible pinpoint nozzle laying down its vapor trail at 40,000 feet, the gazelle haunch flickering just beyond arrow-reach, the uncountable stars sprinkled on their great black wheel, the horizon, the mountaintop, the quasar — these bring portents with them and awaken a sense of relation with the invisible, with the empty. The ideal male body is taut with lines of potential force, a diagram extending outward; the ideal female body curves around centers of repose.
    John Updike
  • Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower But 't was the first to fade away. I never nurs'd a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well And love me, it was sure to die.
    Thomas Moore

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