eagle ray

ea·gle ray
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-guh l rey]
    • /ˈi gəl reɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-guh l rey]
    • /ˈi gəl reɪ/

Definitions of eagle ray words

  • noun eagle ray any of several rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical seas and noted for the soaring movements by which they propel themselves through the water. 1
  • noun eagle ray any of various rays of the family Myliobatidae, related to the stingrays but having narrower pectoral fins and a projecting snout with heavily browed eyes 0
  • noun eagle ray any of a family (Myliobatidae, order Myliobatiformes) of sharp-headed rays with flat teeth and a notched spine on the tail 0
  • noun eagle ray Any of a group of cartilaginous fishes in the family Myliobatidae, consisting mostly of large species living in the open ocean rather than on the sea bottom. 0

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Origin of eagle ray

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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eagle ray popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

eagle ray usage trend in Literature

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