butterfly

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʌtərflaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbʌtɚˌflaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(butər flī′)

Inflections of 'butterfly' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": butterflies
Inflections of 'butterfly' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
butterflies
v 3rd person singular
butterflying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
butterflied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
butterflied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

butterfly
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Synonyms:
moth , insect, flying insect, winged insect, Monarch, Red Admiral, caterpillar , lepidopteran

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