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hyena/haɪˈiːnə/noun
pluralhyenas
hyena
/haɪˈiːnə/
noun
pluralhyenas
Learner's definition of HYENA  
[count]
: a large animal of Asia and Africa that eats the flesh of dead animals
◊ The call of the hyena sounds like very loud laughter, and the hyena is sometimes referred to as a laughing hyena. A person who is laughing in a loud or foolish way is sometimes described as laughing like a hyena.
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