from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of antenna.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • To ask why Uncle Martin's clothes turn invisible when he raises his antennae is a legitimate question, one which will not spoil the mood of the story.

    Putting SciFi in its place

  • I extended the set of antennae from the bottom of the device and attached the sucker-like tips to the nearest tower.

    Watchman: Babel Series Part One | SciFi UK Review

  • The ladybirds are very cool - there are ladybirds printed on the fabric, and then she's attached little plastic ladybirds, which don't have antennae, but the antennae from the printed ladybirds shows - clever!

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The WiFi coverage was good, with high-gain antennae on both the main office and the bath house. Campground Review: Jellystone Park at Crystal Lake, Garrattsville, New York

  • “A snail is a member of the mollusc family, which have soft bodies without any backbones—and those little things are called antennae, which are connected to its brain; it has tubular intestines that end with its mouth, and it moves by a gear-edged foot.”

    Flowers in the Attic

  • It is larger and more dilated than pumicatus, the basal joint of the antennae is shorter, the palpi are not so obtusely truncated, and its habit and appearance quite different.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • High Priest consists of a slab of concrete resembling a giant gastropod, its jutting head flanked by rebar "antennae" - the whole form topped with a chaotic field of alligator claws.

  • "For instance, the Antennae - the name came from its resemblance of insect 'antennae' - was discovered early in 18th century by William Herschel, and has been observed repeatedly since then."

    Impact Lab

  • More or less invariably, the five segmental appendages of the head, reading from the front, consist of first antennae (or antennules), second antennae (often just called antennae), mandibles, first maxillae (or maxillules) and second maxillae.


  • The flower of the rose, even before human eyes and noses embarked on their work of genetic chiselling, owed its very existence to millions of years of very similar sculpting by insect eyes and noses well, antennae, which is what insects smell with.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.