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Pronunciation of Porpoise: Learn how to pronounce Porpoise in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word porpoise:

a small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout.
Family Phocoenidae: three genera and several species, in particular the common (or harbour) porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), of the North Atlantic and North Pacific
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move through the water like a porpoise, alternately rising above it and submerging:
the boat began to porpoise badly

Middle English: from Old French porpois, based on Latin porcus ‘pig’ + piscis ‘fish’, rendering earlier porcus marinus ‘sea hog’