Gibbon

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɡɪbən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgɪbən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gibən)


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Gibbon /ˈɡɪbən/ n
  1. Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of Christianity
  2. Lewis Grassic (ˈɡræsɪk), real name James Leslie Mitchell. 1901–35, Scottish writer: best known for his trilogy of novels Scots Quair (1932–34)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
gib•bon /ˈgɪbən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Mammalsa small, slender tree-dwelling ape of S Asia.

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gib•bon  (gibən),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Mammalsany small, slender, long-armed arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, of the East Indies and southern Asia: all gibbon species are reduced in number and some are very rare.
    • French, name of uncertain origin, originally used by Buffon
    • 1760–70

    Gib•bon  (gibən),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Ancient History, BiographicalEdward, 1737–94, English historian.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    gibbon /ˈɡɪbən/ n
    1. any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia
    Etymology: 18th Century: from French, probably from an Indian dialect word
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