A humpback whale is a big marine animal that you see in the ocean. They have a big hump on their back, which helps them to move through the water.

  • The humpback whales are migrating to their winter home.

  • The humpback whales are very friendly and often swim close to the shore.

Definition of humpback


an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column


hunchback, kyphosis


a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine


crookback, hunchback


large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives


humpback whale, megaptera novaeangliae

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Example Sentences for humpback

  • 1

    As spawning season approaches, the fish acquire a humpback and protuberant jaw.

  • 2

    The humpback whale is a mammal which belongs to the baleen whale suborder.

  • 3

    Humpback Bay is the site of the former Porcher Island Cannery, now derelict.

  • 4

    Humpback hales are easy to identify.

  • 5

    Humpback whale is not a proper noun.

  • 6

    It is currently used in humpback whale.

  • 7

    Most of these animals are of the humpbacked zebu breed.

  • 8

    The humpback and bryde's whale are included in this publication.

  • 9

    The humpback social structure is loose knit.

  • 10

    This is a miniature version of the humpback whale's strategy.