How to Pronounce possums?

Correct pronunciation for the word "possums" is [pˈɒsəmz], [pˈɒsəmz], [p_ˈɒ_s_ə_m_z].

"Possums" in context

Possums are small marsupials native to Australia, New Zealand, China and Southeast Asia. They range in size from the Virginia opossum, which is about two feet long including its tail, to the pygmy possum, which is the size of a fingertip. Possums have long noses and are generally quite social animals.

Possums have been introduced to North America and can cause problems in urban areas, where they can get into rubbish cans and feed on cultivated crops. They are also well known for their ability to "play possum" or feign death when threatened.

What are similar-sounding words for possums?

  • possum oak.


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