What is another word for tentacles?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛntəkə͡lz] (IPA)

The word tentacles refers to the long, slender and flexible appendages that can be found on certain animals such as octopuses, squids, and jellyfish. However, there are varied ways to refer to these appendages. Some synonyms for tentacles may include feelers, arms, extensions, or tendrils. Other synonyms may be appendages, ropes, suckers or cords. The choice of synonyms depends on the context in which the word is used. For example, when referring to a jellyfish, the words "tentacles" and "arms" may be interchangeable, but when discussing a squid's appendages, "tentacles" and "suckers" may be more accurate descriptions.

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Usage examples for Tentacles

Because she is afraid poor Prosy is in the tentacles of the Octopus.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
When the tentacles are in, I mean."
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
"She, that is, Lady Ormstork, is a terrible old woman when once she gets her tentacles fixed on the victim she has marked down.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay

Famous quotes with Tentacles

  • The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to.
    Dodie Smith
  • "Every science is a mutilated octopus. If its tentacles were not clipped to stumps, it would feel its way into disturbing contacts.”
    Charles Fort
  • Imagine a book of unexplained mysteries written by a contemporary of Shakespeare. It might include the mystery of the falling stars that sweep through the sky foretelling disaster; the mystery of the Kraken, the giant sea devil with 50-foot tentacles; the mystery of monster bones, sometimes found in caves or on beaches. Such a book would be a curious mixture of truth and absurdity, fact and legend. We would all feel superior as we turned its pages and murmured: "Of course, they didn't know about comets and giant squids and dinosaurs." If book should happen to find its way into the hands of our remote descendants, they may smile pityingly and say: "It's incredible to think that they knew nothing about epsilon fields or multiple psychic feedback or cross gravitational energies. They didn't even know about the ineluctability of time." But let us hope that such a descendant is in a charitable mood, and might add: "And yet they managed to ask a few of the right questions."
    Colin Wilson
  • ...one straggles gracelessly through a wilderness of common sense. It is an experience for which the reader of modern criticism is unprepared: in that jungle through which one wanders, with its misshapen and extravagant and cannibalistic growths, bent double with fruit and tentacles, disquieting with their rank eccentric life, one comes surprisingly on something so palely healthy: a decorous plant, without thorns or flowers, rootless in the thin sand of the drawing room.
    Randall Jarrell
  • How difficult, how extremely difficult for the soul to sever itself from its body the world: from mountains, seas, cities, people. The soul is an octopus and these are its tentacles. … No force anywhere on earth is as imperialistic as the human soul. It occupies and is occupied in turn, but it always considers its empire too narrow. Suffocating, it desires to conquer the world in order to breathe freely.
    Nikos Kazantzakis

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