Definition of Merman

1. Noun. United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984).

Exact synonyms: Ethel Merman
Generic synonyms: Singer, Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer



2. Noun. Half man and half fish; lives in the sea.

Definition of Merman

1. n. The male corresponding to mermaid; a sea man, or man fish.

Definition of Merman

1. Noun. A legendary creature, human male from the waist up, fishlike from the waist down. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merman

1. a legendary marine creature [n MERMEN]

Medical Definition of Merman

1. The male corresponding to mermaid; a sea man, or man fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Merman

merlot
merlots
merls
merlucciid
merlucciids
merluce
merm
mermaid
mermaid's purse
mermaid deformity
mermaid syndrome
mermaiden
mermaidens
mermaidlike
mermaids
merman (current term)
mermayde
mermen
mermin
mermithoidea
mermoid
mermonster
mermonsters
mermother
merms
mero-
meroanencephaly
meroblast
meroblastic

Literary usage of Merman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson (1884)
"I. WHO would be A merman bold, Sitting alone, Singing alone Under the sea, ... I would be a merman bold, I would sit and sing the whole of the day; ..."

2. Scandinavian Folk-lore: Illustrations of the Traditional Beliefs of the by William Alexander Craigie (1896)
"The merman disappeared with it, and the fisherman came safe to land. ... All at once the merman stuck his head over the gunwale, and shouted out to the man ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
""A merman from the bottom of the sea," was the reply. The farmer then asked him what he had been doing when the hook caught his flesh. ..."

4. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge (1884)
"The Norse forms of 'Agnes and the merman ' are conceded to have been ... A wild merman has become enamored of the King of England's daughter, A, B, C, ..."

5. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"Fancy 1 • r II I would be a merman bold, J would sit and sing the whole of the day; 1 would fill the sea-halls with a voice of power i But at night I would ..."

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