sub·​aquat·​ic ˌsəb-ə-ˈkwä-tik How to pronounce subaquatic (audio)
: somewhat aquatic
subaquatic vegetation

Examples of subaquatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the build is made for the subaquatic world as well: stainless steel case that can take the pressure, rubber bands that are waterproof, and luminous markers that are always readable. Maverick Li,, 1 June 2023 More passive underwater experiences come courtesy of Sea, the subaquatic restaurant with intricate coral reef panoramas, 150-plus fish species, and a deep wine list. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2023 There certainly have been natural subaquatic sounds from earthquakes and heavy rain, as well as from marine organisms, but humans have been adding noise to the soundscape from activities such as shipping, oil and gas extractions, and renewable energy development. Karen Kwon, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2021 Viewers will observe majestic sea beasts, transcendent underwater marine life, and masterful action sequences—all of which required a massive number of subaquatic cinematic stunts and cutting-edge technology to pull off. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 1 Mar. 2023 Or scuba dive into Leon Sinks Geological Area and explore more than 30 miles of subaquatic caves. Victoria Tang, Discover Magazine, 20 Feb. 2011 There is something subaquatic about the vehicles, which seem to travel in small schools, and even to live their own lives. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 Their numbers are confirmed by subaquatic listening devices that graph the squeaks and squeals the animals make, even as visual sighting become rare. Mark Stevenson, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subaquatic was in 1844

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“Subaquatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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