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, "Celebrate Mother’s Day With Nine Baby Animal Livestreams," 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, "North Dakota woman pleads guilty to trespass for zoo selfie," 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, "As Hurricane Florence lashes North Carolina coastline, zoos prepare for the worst," 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 20 Jan. 2021.

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