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singingfish

[ sing-ing-fish ]
/ ˈsɪŋ ɪŋˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sing·ing·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sing·ing·fish·es.

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Origin of singingfish

First recorded in 1880–85, Americanism;sing + -ing2 + fish; so called because of the humming sound it produces with its air bladder
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