[ foh-muhl-hawt, -muh-loh ]
/ ˈfoʊ məlˌhɔt, -məˌloʊ /
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a star of the first magnitude and the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.
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Origin of Fomalhaut
First recorded in 1585–95; from Spanish Arabic fam al-ḥawt “mouth of the fish”; so called from its position in the constellation Piscis Austrinus (Latin , literally “southern fish”)
Words nearby Fomalhaut
folly, Folsom, Folsom man, Folsom point, folx, Fomalhaut, foment, fomentation, fomes, fomites, FOMO
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How to use Fomalhaut in a sentence
As far as anyone knew, the atmosphere of Fomalhaut V actually was poisonous.
Canopus blazed high astern, and Fomalhaut below him to the west, as if bidding us a kind farewell.At Last|Charles Kingsley
And lastly the winter sign was the Water Bearer, the bright Fomalhaut conjoining his rays with the sun's at midwinter.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
Overhead, the bright globe of Fomalhaut shed its orange light over the rugged landscape.
Dawn came in less than three hours, as Fomalhaut burst up over the horizon and exploded in radiance over the valley.
British Dictionary definitions for Fomalhaut
/ (ˈfəʊməˌləʊt) /
the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, possessing a protoplanetary disc. Distance: 25 light years. Spectral type A3V
Word Origin for Fomalhaut
C16: from Arabic fum'l-hūt mouth of the fish, referring to its position in the constellation
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