Dictionary.com

ani

[ ah-nee, ah-nee ]
/ ˈɑ ni, ɑˈni /
Save This Word!

noun, plural a·nis.
any of several black, tropical American cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of ani

1820–30; <Spanish or Portuguese <Tupi or Guarani
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ani in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ani

ani
/ (ˈɑːnɪ) /

noun plural anis
any of several gregarious tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga: family Cuculidae (cuckoos). They have a black plumage, long square-tipped tail, and heavily hooked bill

Word Origin for ani

Spanish aní, from Tupi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK