How Do You Spell IBIS?

Correct spelling for the English word "ibis" is [ˈaɪ_b_ɪ_s], [ˈa͡ɪbɪs], [ˈa‍ɪbɪs]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of IBIS

  1. [=i]'bis, n. a genus of wading birds related to the stork, one species of which was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. [L.,--Gr.; an Egyptian word.]

Common Misspellings for IBIS

Below is the list of 194 misspellings for the word "ibis".

Usage Examples for IBIS

  1. The device recalls the Ibis, where Ovid's final curse is to wish his enemy's exile to Tomis. - "The Last Poems of Ovid" by Ovid
  2. You pretend, Captain, that, by means of these hieroglyphics, far more incomprehensible than the sacred Ibis of the Egyptians, you can discover the velocity at which the Projectile should start? - "All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
  3. They crossed the swamp without finding the bird they sought and then, as they were hungry and tired, Dick shot a fat young ibis and broiled it for their dinner. - "Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
  4. He wished to carry his men on the Ibis either home or to the Ob, but the English seamen declared that they would not for all the world's honour and riches sail in that vessel. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. This idea of comparing the velvet depths of the eyes to " cushions where one sinks" is quaint and original, though distinctly decadent, nor is the note of the macabre wanting, as- " When through the purple corridors the screaming scarlet Ibis flew In terror, and a horrid dew dripped from the moaning mandragores." - "Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby