Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

sensitive whisker

Usage examples (36)
  • The lower jaw of the haddock is slightly shorter than the upper jaw and the fish has a small single barbel.
  • It lacks teeth, lacks the chin barbel, has a non-functional gut, and is dark brown rather than black.
  • The female sports small eyes, a chin barbel, and long fang-like teeth, which are used for catching its primary food item - other fishes.
  • A useful aid to hygiene is keeping a few predacious fish, such as barbel (Clarias spp.), in each pool to clean up scraps of uneaten food. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.