Examples of protuberance in a Sentence
the tree trunk had several mossy protuberances where branches had once grown
Recent Examples of protuberance from the Web
From this face extended a fleshy protuberance, similar to a mini elephant trunk or a tapir’s proboscis.
A tinge of menace emanates from the best ones, their spiky protuberances, wiggly tendrils and starburst-style blossoms evoking sci-fi weaponry and ear-splitting explosions.
The jewel-tone dresses had fan-like protuberances attached to them.
These knobby protuberances, known as galls, are sort of like tree cysts induced by the presence of the host wasp's young.
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First Known Use of protuberance
Synonymsbunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, protrusion, bulge, swell
Antonymscavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess
Related Wordsdome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, mound
Near Antonymscrater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocket
Synonym Discussion of protuberance
- those projections along the wall are safety hazards
- the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
- a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
- bulges in the tile floor
PROTUBERANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protuberance for English Language Learners
: a usually rounded part that sticks out from a surface
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