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butterfly   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋbʌtZˏflaI 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊbʌtәflai 〕


Overview of noun butterfly

The noun butterfly has 2 senses


  • butterfly -- (diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings)

  • butterfly, butterfly stroke -- (a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down)


Overview of verb butterfly

The verb butterfly has 3 senses


  • butterfly -- (flutter like a butterfly)

  • butterfly -- (cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp")

  • chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash -- (talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women")