di·​no ˈdī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce dino (audio)
plural dinos

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bubble Lindsey Adelman chandelier and abstract artwork (not to mention the errant dino toy) keep the scheme from veering stuffy. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 15 Mar. 2023 The new dino also has unusual forelimbs: The long bones are flattened, suggesting a flipper-like appearance and function not unlike a penguin's upper limbs. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 6 Dec. 2017 Aspects of the discovered dino remain puzzling to researchers -- like why its small arms and chest muscles were so well developed if they weren't actually used for hunting. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 9 July 2022 In the case of the dino, the actors sync their movements by breathing. Vulture, 3 May 2022 Researchers have since digitally scanned the bones to create 3-D models of the dino, to study its movements. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 4 Sep. 2014 A 19th century dino hunter would recognize most of the team’s tools. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2022 Meanwhile, evolved dino-locusts are doing a number on crops in the Midwest. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 Similarly, Kaye and colleagues trained lasers at another important and well-studied ‘dino-bird’ fossil called Confuciusornis, also from China. Jon Tennant, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dino was in 1936

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“Dino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dino. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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