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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [al-bahy-noh or, esp. British, -bee-]
    • /ælˈbaɪ noʊ or, esp. British, -ˈbi-/
    • /ælˈbiː.nəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-bahy-noh or, esp. British, -bee-]
    • /ælˈbaɪ noʊ or, esp. British, -ˈbi-/

Definitions of albino word

  • countable noun albino An albino is a person or animal with very white skin, white hair, and pink eyes. 3
  • countable noun albino Albino is also an adjective. 3
  • noun albino a person with congenital absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair 3
  • noun albino any animal or plant that is deficient in pigment 3
  • noun albino a person whose skin, hair, and eyes lack normal coloration because of genetic factors: albinos have a white skin, whitish hair, and pink eyes 3
  • noun albino any animal or plant abnormally lacking in color 3

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Origin of albino

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
1770-80; < Portuguese, equivalent to alb(o) white (< Latin albus) + -ino -ine1

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Parts of speech for Albino


albino popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for albino

adj albino

  • champagne — Champagne is an expensive French white wine with bubbles in. It is often drunk to celebrate something.
  • fair — free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.
  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.
  • pale — light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child. lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.: She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.
  • pearly — like a pearl, especially in being white or lustrous; nacreous: her pearly teeth.

noun albino

  • blond — (of men's hair) of a light colour; fair
  • stramineous — of or resembling straw.
  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.

Antonyms for albino

adj albino

  • brunet — dark brown
  • brunette — A brunette is a white-skinned woman or girl with dark brown hair.

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