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Meaning of "flying fish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FLYING FISH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLYING FISH

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Flying fish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FLYING FISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

flying fish

Flying fish

The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes of class Actinopterygii. Fish of this family are known as flying fish. About 64 species are grouped in seven to nine genera. Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface. This uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators. The oldest known fossil of a flying or gliding fish, Potanichthys xingyiensis, dates back to the Middle Triassic, 235–242 million years ago. However, this fossil is not related to modern flying fish, which evolved independently about 66 million years ago.

Definition of flying fish in the English dictionary

The definition of flying fish in the dictionary is any marine teleost fish of the family Exocoetidae, common in warm and tropical seas, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins used for gliding above the surface of the water.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLYING FISH

flying boat
flying bomb
flying bridge
flying buttress
flying circus
flying colours
flying doctor
flying dragon
Flying Dutchman
flying field
flying fortress
flying fox
flying frog
flying gurnard
flying jib
flying lemur
flying lizard
flying machine
flying mare
flying officer

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLYING FISH

a fine kettle of fish
angler fish
big fish
bony fish
butterfly fish
cold fish
drink like a fish
fish
flowerhorn fish
game fish
gefilte fish
ice fish
kettle of fish
oily fish
red fish
river fish
scorpion fish
sea fish
Siamese fighting fish
wet fish
white fish

Synonyms and antonyms of flying fish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «flying fish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLYING FISH

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

Translator English - Chinese

飞鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pez volador
570 millions of speakers

English

flying fish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उड़ान मछली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحلق الأسماك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

летучей рыбы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe voador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উড়ন্ত মাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poisson volant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ikan terbang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fliegende Fische
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トビウオ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비행 물고기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iwak mabur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறக்கும் மீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उडणारी मासे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uçan balık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesci volanti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

latające ryby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

летючої риби
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pește zburător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πετούν τα ψάρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlieënde vis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flygande fisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flygefisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flying fish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLYING FISH»

The term «flying fish» is regularly used and occupies the 55.786 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLYING FISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flying fish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLYING FISH»

Discover the use of flying fish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flying fish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Flying Fish
The fishing village of Juniper Key, Florida, is on the verge of collapse after fishing is banned.
Vern Hobbs, 2010
2
Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish
This is Zarconi's Incredible Travelling Circus, and it's full of mysteries. Why is everyone so secretive about Gus's family? Why won't they let him on the trapeze? Is it true that Zarconi's is cursed?
Kirsty Murray, 2006
3
Flying Fish
Alex and Jonathan want to go to the park on Sunday but Jonathan does not have a kite.
Annette Smith, 1997
4
Sky Juice and Flying Fish: Tastes Of A Continent
A truly authentic guide to down-home traditional Caribbean cooking, the kind you'd find at roadside stands, Sky Juice and Flying Fish captures the feel of the Islands, bringing the blue-green sea, the tropical breeze, and the exotic scents ...
Jessica B. Harris, 2010
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Shooting Stars and Flying Fish: Swapping the Boardroom for ...
When Nancy Knudsen and her architect husband Ted Nobbs decide to escape their high-pressure corporate lives and follow a dream of sailing around the world together, little do they guess where their journey will lead them.
Nancy Knudsen, 2011
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Flying fish
This work addresses the eternal themes of love, loss, the fear of aging, and afterlife by questioning the legitimacy of boundaries.
Antony Dunn, 2002
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Phineas T. Pudgepot and the Mysterious Flying Fish
In this first installment of the Phineas T. Pudgepot mysteries, we find our young sleuth and his sidekick Cornelia embroiled in a mystery to find a missing goldfish.
L. a. Nienstedt, 2009
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Ridley Bluefox and the Flying Fish of Fortune Falls
A determined fisherman leads readers on a thrilling adventure n vocabulary-building ifishnotesi are featured throughout the book.
Carrie Percy, 2007
9
The Adventures of Henry Hamper and the Flying Fish
Henry Hamper talks to a fish that would like to fly in the sky and bird helps his wish come true.
Lori Ann Libby, 2010
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The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point
"Set in a small town in Queensland in the 1950s. When a young girl has nothing to wear to the school's fancy dress carnival, she enlists the help of her family and has surprising results."--Provided by publisher.
Trina Saffioti, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLYING FISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flying fish is used in the context of the following news items.
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A time for flying fish and prawns - The Hindu
A time for flying fish and prawns ... it is the season for 'kola meen' (flying fish) and prawns and Kasimedu is getting just the right amount of catch, ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Playing the Lower Keys: Concert piped underwater in Florida …
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kaitlin Goddard, left, costumed as superhero, blows through an artist's flying fish ... «Naples Herald, Jul 15»
3
Music's in the air: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason to play HOTAfest …
The group recorded two classic LPs, now available on CD as “The Best of Fiddle Fever,” (Flying Fish Records). The early '80s also saw the ... «Titusville Herald, Jul 15»
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FLYING FISH & COU COU: Brown girl spilling beans -- NationNews …
FLYING FISH & COU COU: Brown girl spilling beans. BARBADOS NATION,. Added 11 July 2015. Join us on no-image · Follow us on no-image · Print. «Nation News, Jul 15»
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Three in a row: Stingrays defeat Flying Fish in lightning-shortened …
The Stingrays were ahead of the Rogersville Flying Fish 633- 484 with five races remaining. Due to lightning in the Church Hill Pool area, both ... «Therogersvillereview, Jul 15»
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Help Dom Galle; Vineland Y programs; NJMP; BEN Column, July 10 …
... Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring The South Jersey Wine Festival presented ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Funeral set for Florida girl killed by flying fish
Funeral plans are set for a 5-year-old north Florida girl who died after being struck by a sturgeon that leaped into the boat in which she was ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»
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Review: Paris Is Reborn in 'Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye …
Wind-whipped, they are like clouds changing shape, and you can read them as you will: as flying fish, as ghosts, as lovers' tossed pillows, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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FLY: 3 on 3 - What to do Thursday night
Starting at 5p.m., there'll be a Flying Fish firkin and a tap takeover in the bar section, featuring brews like the popular Gone Fishing IPA, Abbey ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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BREAKING NEWS Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy's …
Flying Fish Company, a hyper-local fish purveyor, will command the seafood and meat department at the new specialty grocer, with an oyster ... «Portland Monthly, Jul 15»

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