noun, plural (especially collectively) por·poise, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) por·pois·es.
verb (used without object), por·poised, por·pois·ing.
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Origin of porpoise
OTHER WORDS FROM porpoisepor·poise·like, adjective
Words nearby porpoise
Example sentences from the Web for porpoise
From time to time a porpoise swam up, and with a sudden roll disappeared below the scarcely ruffled surface.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
There is a rotund, porpoise-shaped globular gentleman known of these parts as 'Bim the Button Man.'The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2|Various
Tad made a long, curving dive not unlike that of a porpoise.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
The girls plump as a young porpoise, an shes mine, an Im going to keep her; you can lay to that!Cursed|George Allan England
They were like silver gulls escorting limitless schools of porpoise through placid waters.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb