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God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.
Adam Sandler

Meaning of "a whale of a" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A WHALE OF A

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WHAT DOES A WHALE OF A MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a whale of a in the English dictionary

The definition of a whale of a in the dictionary is an exceptionally large, fine, etc, example of a.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A WHALE OF A

a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke
a tad
a tall order
a taste of one´s own medicine
a tempo
a thick ear
A to J
A to Z
a treader of the boards
a turn-up
a visual impairment
a voice in the wilderness

WORDS THAT END LIKE A WHALE OF A

broad a
flat a
hell of a
quite a

Synonyms and antonyms of a whale of a in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a whale of a» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A WHALE OF A

Find out the translation of a whale of a to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a whale of a from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a whale of a» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

的鲸鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una ballena de un
570 millions of speakers

English

a whale of a
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक से एक व्हेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حوت من
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma observação de um
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি তিমি একটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une baleine d´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan paus a
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einen Wal einer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

のクジラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고래
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ikan paus a
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một con cá voi của một
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு திமிங்கிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक एक व्हेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir balina
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

una balena di un
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wieloryb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o balena de un
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μια φάλαινα από μια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n walvis van ´n
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ett val av en
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en hval av en
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a whale of a

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A WHALE OF A»

The term «a whale of a» is very widely used and occupies the 13.366 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A WHALE OF A» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «a whale of a» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «a whale of a» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a whale of a

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QUOTES WITH «A WHALE OF A»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a whale of a.
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Adam Sandler
God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A WHALE OF A»

Discover the use of a whale of a in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a whale of a and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Whale of a Tale
When her class at Trident Academy visits a pod of whales, Kiki Coral must overcome her fears with the help of her friends.
Debbie Dadey, 2012
2
A Whale of a Time
When Bindi and a pair of troublesome twins go on a whale-watching trip, they discover an oil spill, and must help stop the oil leak to save the nearby whales from danger.
Bindi Irwin, 2011
3
A Whale of a Tale!
Describes the physical characteristics and behaviors of whales, dolphins, and porpoises using rhyming text and colorful illustrations.
Bonnie Worth, 2006
4
Katie K. Whale: A Whale of a Tale
The story of a killer whale reflects the ordinary experiences encountered every day
Suzanne Tate, 1995
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A Whale of a Tale: A Musical for Young Voices 2-part ...
Join the Barnacle and Bailey Underwater Circus for A Whale of a Tale.
Mary Donnelly, George L. O. Strid, 2003
6
Selfishness a Whale of a Story
It unlocks the lost message of the story of Jonah, a prophet of God driven primarily by selfishness - not only rebellion - to defy God's will.
Phillip D. Williams, 2011
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A Whale of a Tale
Coranius, Cory for short, isn't an ordinary barnacle.
Stefanie Hawks-Johnson, 2013
8
A Whale of a Tale in Rio Vista
Dear Reader, Living in Rio Vista I was fascinated by the whales being lost in The Sacramento River.
Geraldine Naughton, 2007
9
Mr Tickleweed: A Whale of a Counting Tale
Did you know that you can count to 100 by counting the legs of a centipede?
Ann Parchem, 2011
10
Shamoo: A Whale of a Cow
Shamoo's love of swimming draws him to the sea, but when he swims out too far he unexpectedly finds a friend in Baleen, a humpback whale.
Ros Hill, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A WHALE OF A»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a whale of a is used in the context of the following news items.
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NEIGHBORS; A whale of a story
NEIGHBORS; A whale of a story. By Christopher Zimmerman Idiots and Friends. Staff. | Herald/Review. Sat, 07/04/2015 - 1:12pm. Tweet ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
2
Record-breaking crowds enjoy Machen Show
“It's been his first year and he's had a whale of a time on the trampoline,” she said. Gemma Hammacott, from Rudry, also visited the show with her three-year-old ... «South Wales Argus, Jul 15»
3
Olympic athlete pops into primary to motivate future stars
Aaron English, also in Year 6, said: "It kept us on our toes, literally, and helped us get fit while having a whale of a time. I loved sport before, but ... «Darlington and Stockton Times, Jul 15»
4
Inside Out and the Joy of Sadness
... to reach “head”quarters and return to their place in the emotional factory of their host's mind. Whew. That's a whale of a run-on sentence, no? «Wrestling 101, Jul 15»
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Taylor Swift celebrates Fourth of July with a bunch of bikini-clad …
... of July everyday. Taylor appeared to be having a whale of a time as she celebrated the American holiday with her nearest and dearest. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Wacky way for Scherzer to take another loss
Max Scherzer still pitched a whale of a ballgame Thursday night in Atlanta. He struck out nine. He didn't walk a batter. He took the mound for ... «Comcast SportsNet Washington, Jul 15»
7
Magic Mike XXL movie review (trailer)
... belief that the screaming, obsessed hordes of young women many throwing dollar bills at their heroes, are really having a whale of a time. «The Citizen, Jul 15»
8
Clippers left with no center as DeAndre Jordan heads for Dallas
... the team will be in excellent position next summer, armed with enough cap space to sign a whale of a free agent such as Atlanta's Al Horford ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
9
A Whale of a Time
It was dolphinitely a whale of a time on board the American Princess last week. On Thursday, June 25, I joined the dolphin/whale watching tour ... «The Rockaway Times, Jul 15»
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A whale of a time at Busselton Jetty
A whale of a time at Busselton Jetty | video. July 3, 2015, 12:43 p.m.. Print Story. BUSSELTON tourists and residents alike enjoyed being able to see a sub-adult ... «Bunbury Mail, Jul 15»
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