How Do You Spell OTTER?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒtə] (IPA)

The word "otter" is spelled using the English alphabet, but its pronunciation can be a bit tricky. The IPA phonetic transcription of this word is /ˈɒtər/. The first sound is a short "o" as in "got", followed by a "t" sound and then an "uh" sound. The final sound is a rolled "r", which is pronounced by vibrating the tongue against the roof of the mouth. So, to spell "otter" correctly, remember to include two "t"s and the rolled "r" at the end!

OTTER Meaning and Definition

Otter refers to a carnivorous mammal belonging to the family Mustelidae, specifically the subfamily Lutrinae. These aquatic creatures are known for their unique physical characteristics and behavior. Otters typically have long, slim bodies with short legs and a thick tail, which allows for efficient swimming. They possess dense, waterproof fur to keep them warm in water and maintain buoyancy.

With webbed feet, otters are adept swimmers and often inhabit rivers, lakes, or coastal areas. They have nimble paws with sharp claws, enabling them to catch fish, crustaceans, amphibians, or other aquatic prey. Otters are also capable of diving underwater for extended periods, utilizing their keen sense of smell and sharp eyesight to locate food.

While there are multiple species of otters, they are generally considered to be highly social animals. They reside in family groups, known as romps, huddles, or rafts, depending on the species. Otters communicate with various vocalizations and scent markings to establish territories and coordinate group activities.

Due to habitat destruction, pollution, and overhunting, some otter species are listed as endangered or threatened. However, conservation efforts, including habitat protection and reintroduction programs, aim to safeguard their populations. Otters are also highly valued for their role in maintaining the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems, as they regulate populations of their prey and help maintain the health of their habitats.

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Etymology of OTTER

The word "otter" can be traced back to Old English, where it was originally spelled "ōtter". The Old English term itself is believed to have derived from the Proto-Germanic word "*ūdrō", which meant "otter". This Proto-Germanic term shares a common ancestor with other Germanic languages, such as Old High German "ottar" and Old Norse "othr". The ultimate origin of the word is uncertain, but it could be linked to the Proto-Indo-European root "*udr-" or "*wodr-", which meant "water" or "wet". This connection suggests that the word "otter" originally referred to an animal associated with water or living in aquatic environments.

Similar spelling words for OTTER

Plural form of OTTER is OTTERS

Conjugate verb Otter

CONDITIONAL

I would otter
you would otter
he/she/it would otter
we would otter
they would otter

CONDITIONAL CONTINUOUS

I would be ottering
you would be ottering
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they would be ottering

CONDITIONAL PERFECT

I would have otter
you would have otter
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we would have otter
they would have otter

CONDITIONAL PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I would have been ottering
you would have been ottering
he/she/it would have been ottering
we would have been ottering
they would have been ottering

FUTURE

I will otter
you will otter
he/she/it will otter
we will otter
they will otter

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

I will be ottering
you will be ottering
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FUTURE PERFECT

I will have ottered
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FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I will have been ottering
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IMPERATIVE

you otter
we let´s otter

NONFINITE VERB FORMS

to otter

PAST

I ottered
you ottered
he/she/it ottered
we ottered
they ottered

PAST CONTINUOUS

I was ottering
you were ottering
he/she/it was ottering
we were ottering
they were ottering

PAST PARTICIPLE

ottered

PAST PERFECT

I had ottered
you had ottered
he/she/it had ottered
we had ottered
they had ottered

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I had been ottering
you had been ottering
he/she/it had been ottering
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PRESENT

I otter
you otter
he/she/it otters
we otter
they otter

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

I am ottering
you are ottering
he/she/it is ottering
we are ottering
they are ottering

PRESENT PARTICIPLE

ottering

PRESENT PERFECT

I have ottered
you have ottered
he/she/it has ottered
we have ottered
they have ottered

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I have been ottering
you have been ottering
he/she/it has been ottering
we have been ottering
they have been ottering

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