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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [ahy-beks]
    • /ˈaɪ bɛks/
    • /ˈaɪbeks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-beks]
    • /ˈaɪ bɛks/

Definitions of ibex word

  • noun plural ibex any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, inhabiting mountainous regions of Eurasia and North Africa, having long, recurved horns. 1
  • noun ibex A wild goat with long, thick ridged horns and a beard, found in the mountains of the Alps, Pyrenees, central Asia, and Ethiopia. 1
  • noun ibex mountain goat 1
  • noun Definition of ibex in Technology (language)   The command language for Honeywell's CP-6 operating system. 1
  • noun ibex any of three wild goats, Capra ibex, C. caucasica, or C. pyrenaica, of mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, having large backward-curving horns 0
  • noun ibex any of various Old World wild goats: the male has large, backward-curved horns 0

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Origin of ibex

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1600-10

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Parts of speech for Ibex


ibex popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% 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".

ibex usage trend in Literature

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