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How to Pronounce hippopotamus?

Correct pronunciation for the word "hippopotamus" is [hˈɪpəpˌɒtaməs], [hˈɪpəpˌɒtaməs], [h_ˈɪ_p_ə_p_ˌɒ_t_a_m_ə_s].

Definition of hippopotamus

  1. The river-horse, a large quadruped of aquatic habits, a native of Africa, with a thick skin, large head, and short legs.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the adjective for hippopotamus?

The adjective form of "hippopotamus" is "hippopotamic".

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