ty·​ran·​no·​sau·​rus | \ tə-ˌra-nə-ˈsȯr-əs How to pronounce tyrannosaurus (audio) , (ˌ)tī-\

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Giant brontosauruses, velociraptors, and multiple tyrannosaurus can be seen outside on the business' 8 acres and within its giant facility. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "'Jurassic World' is a boon for one Texas business selling massive dinosaur ornaments," 20 June 2018 March is definitely coming in like a lion, or maybe a tyrannosaurus? David Streit, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: A little light rain today; then a hazardous high-wind event is likely Friday," 1 Mar. 2018 From seeing the Beatles play at the Cavern, to watching tyrannosaurus rex skeletons come alive in museums, the opportunities to enhance cultural experiences are limitless. Jay Samit, Fortune, "Here Are 10 Kinds of Apps That Could Make AR the Killer Feature on the Next iPhone," 16 Aug. 2017 At the time of his death, Schneider was wearing a beanie embroidered with the image of a tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, "Body found in Monterey Bay identified as man who jumped from Golden Gate Bridge," 17 Mar. 2017 A life-sized replica of a tyrannosaurus in the hotel's tropical gardens pays tribute to that period. Kate Springer, CNN, "How Yangon's heritage hotels became guardians of its colonial architecture," 4 June 2017 A tyrannosaurus tooth could generate 431,000 pounds per square inch. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The T. Rex Had the Most Powerful Bite That's Ever Existed," 17 May 2017 Even better, the app supports animations found in Remix 3D. In one example, a 3D tyrannosaurus rex chased a woman in front of a volcano, while another demo added a fire animation to a soccer ball in a clip from a kids’ game. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Story Remix uses machine learning and mixed reality to make your movies awesome," 11 May 2017 Any formal farewell would have conferred more honor than this tyrannosaurus rex deserved. James Wolcott, The Hive, "How Will History Remember Bill O’Reilly?," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of tyrannosaurus

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrannosaurus

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English Language Learners Definition of tyrannosaurus

: a very large meat-eating dinosaur


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