Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, 19th century
Examples of Bombinate in a sentence
"The bombinating of the bees grew louder and louder as we got closer to their hive."
"After complaining for hours, his voice just sounded like a bombinating mess."
It turns out the bombination — or buzzing — of mosquitoes does more than just annoy humans. Because female mosquitoes are larger, their buzzes are a lower pitch. This helps males identify and find them for mating.
Did you Know?
Bombinate is a fun word to say, and the Renaissance–era writer François Rabelais may have agreed. Long before it entered English, the earliest form of the word appeared in a satirical piece he wrote about the Latin language.