siamang

noun
si·​a·​mang | \ ˈsē-ə-ˌmaŋ How to pronounce siamang (audio) , ˈsī- \

Definition of siamang

: 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 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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First Known Use of siamang

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for siamang

Malay

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“Siamang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siamang. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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