si·​a·​mang ˈsē-ə-ˌmaŋ How to pronounce siamang (audio)
: a black gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula that is the largest of the gibbons

Examples of siamang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The baby siamang was born on June 26 to parents Malana and Bali, according to a news release from the zoo. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 The baby's father, Bali, is the largest and oldest siamang at the zoo, clocking in at around 33 pounds and 18 years old, according to their website. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 In late 2018, the exhibit had an unexpected new member, a baby siamang now named Sela. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2020 Authorities say Brown jumped the rail at Bismarck’s Dakota Zoo in July, touched a small ape known as a siamang, and took a photograph. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2019 The siamangs, which normally swing from branch to branch in their leafy compound, are being ushered to an underground enclosure that withstands strong winds and flooding. Terace Garnier, Fox News, 13 Sep. 2018

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Word History



First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of siamang was in 1822

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“Siamang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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