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

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Recent Examples on the Web Like a blonde tyrannosaurus in a very fancy turtleneck. Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of New York City," 29 May 2020 Most scientists now believe that birds are theropods, dinosaurs of a group that included tyrannosaurus and spinosaurus, but that birds were on their own evolutionary branch from a common ancestor. Lucas Joel, New York Times, "Skull of Smallest Dinosaur Discovered in Amber," 11 Mar. 2020 The dinosaur, named Thanatotheristes degrootorum, is the first new tyrannosaurus species to be discovered in Canada in 50 years. Li Cohen, CBS News, "The T. Rex may be the King of Lizards, but its new cousin is the "Reaper of Death"," 10 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of tyrannosaurus

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrannosaurus

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“Tyrannosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrannosaurus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tyrannosaurus

: a very large meat-eating dinosaur


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