tentacular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tentacular of or relating to or resembling tentacles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tentacular (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to a tentacle or tentacles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tentacular Of or pertaining to a tentacle, in any sense; of the nature, structure, function, or appearance of a tentacle; adapted or used as a tactile organ; tentaculiform: as, tentacular character, movements, or formation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. tentaculaire,

Usage

In literature:

A lank tentacular appendage gripped the edge of the cylinder, another swayed in the air.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
The German state, "tentacular potency," would eclipse with its glory the most imposing empire of the past and present.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
As those tentacular arms stretched out toward Clio, Costigan leaped.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Tentacular -um: retractile processes on the larvae of Lepidoptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Now the partners sat and looked out through the windows of unbreakable glass, watching the work of those tentacular fingers.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
Tapping added that this was no common kitten, but one of preternatural activity, and possessed of diabolical tentacular powers of entanglement.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
As those tentacular arms stretched out toward the girl, Costigan leaped.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Long tentacular arms 32 feet; head 2 feet; total length about 44 feet.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
Small accessory tentacles lie in grooves, but there is no tentacular pouch; the meridianal vessels anastomose in the lobes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
The tentacular arms are only partly retractile.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

Wrest yourself from her tentacular clutch.
With "Hunger Games"-worthy archery skills and a tentacular mop of.
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