ocean·​ar·​i·​um | \ ˌō-shə-ˈner-ē-əm How to pronounce oceanarium (audio) \
plural oceanariums or oceanaria\ ˌō-​shə-​ˈner-​ē-​ə How to pronounce oceanarium (audio) \

Definition of oceanarium

: a large marine aquarium

Examples of oceanarium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Discovering traveling oceanariums in Russia was a shock. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2019 Russia is one of only a few countries (Indonesia is another) where traveling oceanariums exist. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of oceanarium

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oceanarium

ocean + -arium (after aquarium)

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“Oceanarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanarium. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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