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Meaning of "jabberwocky" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JABBERWOCKY

Coined by Lewis Carroll as the title of a poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JABBERWOCKY

jabberwocky  [ˈdʒæbəˌwɒkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JABBERWOCKY

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jabberwocky 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 JABBERWOCKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass. In an early scene in which she first encounters the chess piece characters White King and White Queen, Alice finds a book written in a seemingly unintelligible language. Realising that she is travelling through an inverted world, she recognises that the verse on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems, and reads the reflected verse of "Jabberwocky". She finds the nonsense verse as puzzling as the odd land she has passed into, later revealed as a dreamscape. "Jabberwocky" is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English. Its playful, whimsical language has given English nonsense words and neologisms such as "galumphing" and "chortle".

Definition of jabberwocky in the English dictionary

The definition of jabberwocky in the dictionary is nonsense verse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JABBERWOCKY


blockie
ˈblɒkɪ
choccy
ˈtʃɒkɪ
chopsocky
ˌtʃɒpˈsɒkɪ
cocky
ˈkɒkɪ
flocky
ˈflɒkɪ
gnocchi
ˈnɒkɪ
hockey
ˈhɒkɪ
jockey
ˈdʒɒkɪ
occy
ˈɒkɪ
oche
ˈɒkɪ
outjockey
ˌaʊtˈdʒɒkɪ
peacocky
ˈpiːkɒkɪ
pocky
ˈpɒkɪ
pondokkie
pɒnˈdɒkɪ
rocky
ˈrɒkɪ
schlocky
ˈʃlɒkɪ
shlocky
ˈʃlɒkɪ
stocky
ˈstɒkɪ
tocky
ˈtɒkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JABBERWOCKY

jab
Jabal ar Rahm
Jabalpur
jabbed
jabber
jabberer
jabbering
jabberingly
jabberwock
jabberwockies
jabbing
jabbingly
jabble
jabers
Jabir ibn Hayyan
jabiru
jaborandi
jabot
jaboticaba
jacal

WORDS THAT END LIKE JABBERWOCKY

blocky
boss cocky
bullocky
cow cocky
ducky
hassocky
hillocky
hummocky
Jacky
Kentucky
lucky
micky
mullocky
picky
sticky
tricky
tussocky
unlucky
Vicky
wacky

Synonyms and antonyms of jabberwocky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «jabberwocky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JABBERWOCKY

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

Translator English - Chinese

jabberwocky
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jabberwocky
570 millions of speakers

English

jabberwocky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Jabberwocky
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الثرثرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Бармаглот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Jabberwocky
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাস্যরসাত্মক কথাবার্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jabberwocky
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jabberwocky
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jabberwocky
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジャバーウォッキー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재버 워키
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jabberwocky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Jabberwocky
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Jabberwocky
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Jabberwocky
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tahtaları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Jabberwocky
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Jabberwocky
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бармаглот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Jabberwocky
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Jabberwocky
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Jabberwocky
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

jabberwocky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Jabberwocky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jabberwocky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JABBERWOCKY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JABBERWOCKY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JABBERWOCKY»

Discover the use of jabberwocky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jabberwocky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jabberwocky
An illustrated version of the classic nonsense poem from "Through the Looking Glass."
Lewis Carroll, 2008
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Jabberwocky
The surprising story inspired by Lewis Carroll's beloved poem. You know how it ends, but you won't believe how it happens.JABBERWOCKY is currently unavailable while the author works with a publisher to produce a new and improved version.
Daniel Coleman, 2011
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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems
This edition also includes notes, a chronology and an introduction by Gillian Beer that discusses Carroll's love of puzzles and wordplay and the relationship of his poetry with the Alice books 'Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition ...
Lewis Carroll, 2012
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Jabberwocky: A Nonsense Primer
Introduces a portion of the classic nonsense poem, "Jabberwocky", with color illustrations.
Jennifer Adams, 2013
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Jabberwocky and Other Poems
Lewis Carroll. But he opened out the hinges, Pushed and pulled the joints and hinges, Till it looked all squares and oblongs, Like a complicated figure ln the Second Book of Euclid. This he perched upon a tripodCrouched beneath its dusky ...
Lewis Carroll, 2012
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Jabberwocky: Shmoop Poetry Guide
Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert poetry-tour-guide always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).This Shmoop Poetry Guide offers fresh analysis, a line-by-line close reading of the ...
Shmoop, 2010
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Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky: A Book of Brillig Dioramas
Lewis Carroll's classic and inventive verse comes to life in a series of ingenious dioramas, colorful three-dimensional renderings of the rhyme by the best-selling author-illustrator of Animalia and The Eleventh Hour.
Graeme Base, 1996
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Jabberwocky: A Brief History of the Martha's Vineyard ...
Perhaps the widest circle around the community of Jabberwocky is made up of all the folks who take a moment to watch, listen, and laugh with the family. Only through this wider network of friends can the small, but crucial, work of the camp ...
Clark Hanjian, 1989
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Problem of Translating "Jabberwocky": The Nonsenseliterature ...
Full of Victorian whimsy, these books have nevertheless found an international readership both in English and in translations. The purpose of this enquiry is to explore the many different ways in which nonsense has been translated.
Pilar Orero, Juan C. Sager, 2007
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The angel and the jabberwocky murders: an Augusta Goodnight ...
Augusta Goodnight‚ heavenly sleuth and guardian angel‚ is a welcome boarder with long–time resident Lucy Nan Pilgrim in the seemingly tranquil town of Stone's Throw‚ South Carolina.
Mignon Franklin Ballard, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JABBERWOCKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jabberwocky is used in the context of the following news items.
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Five things to do on Saturday at the Salem Art Fair - Statesman Journal
Catch a play: Children's Educational Theater will be performing “The Jabberwocky” noon to 1 p.m. Saturday (and Sunday) on the Main Stage. «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
2
Portmanteau overstuffed with word slop-ups
We've drifted a long way from Lewis Carroll. The Jabberwocky creator gave us such evocative mashups as "frumious" (fuming and furious) and ... «Chatham This Week, Jul 15»
3
How to memorise a symphony
... trying to memorise random words that don't make up sentences and paragraphs (try memorising Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky and you'll see ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Sunderland will be Wonderland for a month to celebrate Alice's …
He is also understood to have composed the opening lines of The Jabberwocky as part of a parlour game he was playing with his family. «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
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150 Years Down the Rabbit Hole: A Tour of the Morgan Library …
... featuring the Jabberwocky that were sent back to Tenniel from the engravers. The diligence of both writer and artist proved fruitful once again; ... «Publishers Weekly, Jul 15»
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Local children's theater to put on several area shows
This year's productions include "The Jabberwocky," "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.," "Princess Who?," "Charlotte's Web," "CET's Mid-Summer ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
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I went to a marijuana dispensary in Colorado and it felt just like …
... which was lined with counters full of various cannabis strains (with names like Jabberwocky and G-Funk), pre-rolled joints, oils, creams and ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
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Salem Art Fair features 200 artisans, music and more
Plus, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. on the Main Stage, catch Children's Educational Theatre performing "The Jabberwocky.". «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
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Keep diplomacy within closed doors
... or that the obsessive over-dissection of Lalit Modi and Vyapam has contributed to a bout of over-exhaustion of the desi Jabberwocky. When it ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»
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BWW Reviews: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at The Arsht Center
She descends to Wonderland and the Red Queen is screaming, and we're immersed in the fantasy. Jabberwocky? Oh, yes. And the stars? Well ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»

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