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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-teyl]
    • /ˈfænˌteɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-teyl]
    • /ˈfænˌteɪl/

Definitions of fantail word

  • noun fantail a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan. 1
  • noun fantail one of a breed of domestic pigeons, having a fan-shaped tail. 1
  • noun fantail any of various small birds having fanlike tails, as the Old World flycatchers of the genus Rhipidura and the American wood warblers of the genus Euthlypis. 1
  • noun fantail fantail goldfish. 1
  • noun fantail Building Trades, Architecture. a structure or structural member having a number of radiating parts, as an arch centering. 1
  • noun fantail Nautical. the part of a rounded stern extending abaft the aftermost perpendicular; rounded counter. the area within this. 1

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Origin of fantail

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1720-30; fan1 + tail1

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Parts of speech for Fantail


fantail popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fantail usage trend in Literature

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