Word Of The Week (WOW #43)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2
It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.
If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:



Part Of Speech:



  • Quadrupedal: adjective
  • Quadrupedalism: noun
  • Quadrupeds: plural noun


  • /ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd/
  • quad-ru-ped
  • Audio


  • An animal which has four feet, especially an ungulate mammal (a hoofed mammal.)



Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from French quadrupède or Latin quadrupesquadruped-, from quadru-‘four’ + pesped- ‘foot’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Smell is very important to quadrupeds.
  • Horses and cows are quadrupeds.

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  • There are certain muscles that quadrupeds have and humans don’t.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

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