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Meaning of "quokka" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUOKKA

From a native Australian language.
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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 QUOKKA

quokka  [ˈkwɒkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUOKKA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quokka 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 QUOKKA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quokka

Quokka

The quokka, the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island just off Perth and Bald Island near Albany. A small mainland colony exists in the protected area of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, where they co-exist with Gilbert's potoroo.

Definition of quokka in the English dictionary

The definition of quokka in the dictionary is a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUOKKA


blocker
ˈblɒkə
bocca
ˈbɒkə
chocker
ˈtʃɒkə
clocker
ˈklɒkə
cocker
ˈkɒkə
docker
ˈdɒkə
Fokker
ˈfɒkə
footlocker
ˈfʊtlɒkə
Knickerbocker
ˈnɪkəˌbɒkə
knocker
ˈnɒkə
locker
ˈlɒkə
mocha
ˈmɒkə
mocker
ˈmɒkə
overclocker
ˌəʊvəˈklɒkə
rocker
ˈrɒkə
shocker
ˈʃɒkə
soccer
ˈsɒkə
stocker
ˈstɒkə
twoccer
ˈtwɒkə
twocker
ˈtwɒkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUOKKA

quodlibetically
quodlin
quohog
quoif
quoin
quoin post
quoist
quoit
quoiter
quoits
quoll
quomodo
quondam
quonk
Quonset hut
quop
quorate
Quorn
quorum
quot.

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUOKKA

aka
Alaska
chukka
dukka
ekka
Hrvatska
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marka
markka
Mekka
Nebraska
Osaka
polka
Polska
pukka
ska
Sri Lanka
taka
tikka
yakka

Synonyms and antonyms of quokka in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quokka» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUOKKA

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The translations of quokka from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quokka» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

短尾矮袋鼠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quokka
570 millions of speakers

English

quokka
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quokka
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

quokka
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Quokka
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quokka
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quokka
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quokka
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quokka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

quokka
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クアッカワラビー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

quokka
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quokka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quokka
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quokka
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्वोकका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

quokka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quokka
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Quokka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Quokka
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quokka
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Quokka
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quokka
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Quokka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Quokka
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quokka

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOKKA»

The term «quokka» is regularly used and occupies the 55.200 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOKKA» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUOKKA»

Discover the use of quokka in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quokka and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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What on earth is a quokka?
Describes the physical characteristics, lifestyle, habitat, reproductive process, and methods of survival of this kangaroo which is native to Australia.
Jenny E. Tesar, 1997
2
Quentin Quokka's Quick Questions
Quentin Quokka's questions help out during school when an earthquake strikes during a concert.
Barbara deRubertis, 2011
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Walker's Mammals of the World
Quokka (Setonix brachyurus), photo from New York Zoological Society. Red- legged pademelons (Thylogale stigmatica), photo by Ernest P. Walker. A. a restricted habitat of only 25-40 sq km and is gravely endangered by hunting and  ...
Ronald M. Nowak, 1999
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Animal Dreaming: The Symbolic and Spiritual Language of the ...
Assimilation The Quokka was first described by Dutchman, Volker sen, as ' resembling an Asian Civet Cat, but with brown hair'. In 1696, de Vlamingh described the Quokka as 'a kind of Rat as big as a common Cat' .The island on which it was ...
‎2007
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The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012
Information required Theme Specific actions Priority Survey to better define distribution clarify the location and develop an improved estimate of size of mainland Quokka subpopulations, especially in the southern jarrah forest and near the ...
Andrew Burbidge, John Woinarski, Peter Harrison, 2014
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Contemporary Issues in Management and Organisational Behaviour
TALKING POINT 2 Making choices that feel right at Quokka Pty Ltd The board of directors at Quokka Pty Ltd had agreed that the time was right to build a new, larger headquarters. After agreeing on the site and space required, the board had to ...
Peter Murray, David Poole, Grant Jones, 2006
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Fencing for Conservation: Restriction of Evolutionary ...
introduced predators may not be a successful long-term strategy for conserving the vulnerable macropodid marsupial, the quokka Setonix brachyurus. The second case study of bushmeat hunting in the Transkei region of South Africa ...
Michael J. Somers, Matthew Hayward, 2011
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Walker's Marsupials of the World
Ronald M. Nowak. Quokka (Setonix brachyurus), photo from New York Zoological Society. Red-legged pademelons (Thylogale stigmatica), photo by Ernest P. Walker. a restricted habitat of only 25-40 sq km and is gravely endangered by ...
Ronald M. Nowak, 2005
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The Adventures of Bertram Quokka: Bertram and the Smugglers
Self-published. Small picture book format. Black or white text on coloured background. Bright illus. Set on Rottnest Island. Bertram the Quokka has many adventures and makes some new friends when he spoils the plans of some smugglers. 8yrs+
Terry Smith, 2004
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The Rotarian
Australia — Rotarians meet "Sweetiepie," a quokka, a rare animal that has made a major contribution to research on muscular dystrophy. Left to right: Past District Governors Frank Keays (947), Jim Trotter (946), Graham Fosbery (945); Alison ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUOKKA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quokka is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fillion joins quokka craze on Rotto
Fillion joins quokka craze on Rotto ... Rottnest Island this week, Canadian actor Nathan Fillion just couldn't resist jumping on the “quokka selfie” bandwagon. «The West Australian, Jun 15»
2
Actor Nathan Fillion snaps quokka selfie
After a day out at popular West Australian tourist destination Rottnest Island, Fillion tweeted a photo of himself with a quokka, a small marsupial endemic to the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
3
French tourists who burnt quokka released from prison
Two French tourists who each chose to stay in jail rather than pay $4000 fines for burning a quokka on Rottnest Island have been released from Hakea Prison. «WA today, Apr 15»
4
French Tourists Who Set Quokka Aflame Get Just A Week In Jail
The quokka is a friendly marsupial, a small and harmless relative of kangaroos and wallabies. It only inhabits a small range of territory in Australia, including ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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Video emerges of moment French tourists set a quokka on fire with …
The quokka, classed by the government as 'vulnerable', is a small wallaby and resembles a diminutive version of the kangaroo with thick, rough, grey-brown fur. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Quokka survives alleged attempt by French tourists to light it on fire
A quokka joey. WA police say two men aimed lit a stream of aerosol aimed at a quokka on Rottnest Island, which was singed during the alleged attack. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Quokkas' favourite foods and shelter identified in Rottnest Island study
The study by Murdoch University involved collecting quokka droppings in 2011 and analysing them under a microscope, as well as looking at the vegetation ... «ABC Online, Apr 15»
8
10 incredible selfies worth a trip around Australia
Have you met Rottnest Island's famous quokka, dubbed the happiest animal on Earth? Or the big, blue humphead rass amongst the magical Great Barrier Reef? «NEWS.com.au, Mar 15»
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Quokka Selfies: What's the Deal With That Cute Australian Critter?
Until recently, many people outside of Australia had never heard of thequokka, a Muppet-cute (despite its beady eyes and rat's tail) marsupial with an irresistible ... «National Geographic, Mar 15»
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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes
It's March, and that means college basketball fans are gearing up for the NCAA tournament. But there's another tournament taking place this month — and ... «NPR, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quokka [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quokka>. Jun 2021 ».
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