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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-bak]
    • /ˈfɪnˌbæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-bak]
    • /ˈfɪnˌbæk/

Definitions of finback word

  • noun finback any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, having a prominent dorsal fin, especially B. physalus, of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts; rorqual: an endangered species. 1
  • noun finback A large rorqual with a small dorsal fin, a dark gray back, and white underparts. 1

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Origin of finback

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25; fin1 + back1

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Parts of speech for Finback


finback popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for finback

noun finback

  • mammal — any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg-laying monotremes, giving birth to live young.
  • whopper — WarGames
  • cetacean — Cetaceans are animals such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
  • porpoise — any of several small, gregarious cetaceans of the genus Phocoena, usually blackish above and paler beneath, and having a blunt, rounded snout, especially the common porpoise, P. phocoena, of both the North Atlantic and Pacific.
  • grampus — a cetacean, Grampus griseus, of the dolphin family, widely distributed in northern seas.

Top questions with finback

  • where do finback whales live?
  • why is the finback whale endangered?

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