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Dictionary Definition

serpent

Noun

1 limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous [syn: snake, ophidian]
2 a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited
3 an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake

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English

Etymology

From Latin etyl la serpens, from the verb serpo, from .

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A snake.
  2. A musical instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake (Wikipedia article).

Related terms

Translations

a snake
a musical instrument
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Catalan

Noun

serpent

Synonyms

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

serpent

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/sɛʁ.pɑ̃/
  • SAMPA: /sER.pA~/

Noun

fr-noun m

Extensive Definition

Serpent is a synonym for snake.
Serpent can also mean:

See also

serpent in German: Serpent
serpent in Dutch: Serpent
serpent in Japanese: サーペント
serpent in Polish: Serpent

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Apollyon, Beelzebub, Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Judas, Judas Iscariot, Lucifer, Old Nick, Old Scratch, Quisling, Satan, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, animal, archtraitor, ballad horn, baritone, bass horn, beast, betrayer, brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bugle, bugle horn, clarion, cockatrice, conniver, conspirator, conspirer, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, cur, diablo, dog, double agent, double-bell euphonium, double-crosser, double-dealer, euphonium, fiend, helicon, horn, hound, hunting horn, hyena, informer, insect, intrigant, intriguer, key trumpet, lituus, lur, machinator, mellophone, mongrel, ophicleide, ophidian, orchestral horn, pig, pit viper, plotter, pocket trumpet, polecat, post horn, quisling, rat, reptile, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, schemer, sea snake, skunk, slide trombone, sliphorn, snake, sousaphone, swine, tenor tuba, timeserver, traitor, treasonist, trimmer, tromba, trombone, trumpet, tuba, turncoat, valve trombone, valve trumpet, varmint, vermin, viper, whelp, worm
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