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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [buh-nee-toh]
    • /bəˈni toʊ/
    • /bə.ˈniː.təʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buh-nee-toh]
    • /bəˈni toʊ/

Definitions of bonito word

  • noun bonito any of various small tunny-like marine food fishes of the genus Sarda, of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters: family Scombridae (tunnies and mackerels) 3
  • noun bonito any of various similar or related fishes, such as Katsuwonus pelamis (oceanic bonito), the flesh of which is dried and flaked and used in Japanese cookery 3
  • noun bonito any of a genus (Sarda) of marine game and food scombroid fishes 3
  • noun plural bonito any mackerellike fish of the genus Sarda, as S. sarda, of the Atlantic Ocean. 1
  • noun plural bonito any of several related species, as the skipjack, Euthynnus pelamis. 1
  • adjective bonito variety of fish 1

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Origin of bonito

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Spanish < Arabic bainīth

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Parts of speech for Bonito


bonito popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% 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".

bonito usage trend in Literature

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