Here you will find collective nouns for the animals we want around us and for animals that we really donīt want anywhere near. You will also find collective nouns for various groups of people and cer
A Bamboo of Pandas
Group names of animals should fit the characteristics of the animal. If you dont like the name given to a particular group of animals, then make up one of your own that fits the animal like a glove. Maybe the name you make up in your work of fiction will catch on.
A Bloat of Hippopotamuses
In this article, I share sixteen more group names for animals. From a bloat of hippopotamuses to a chain of bobolinks, allow them to open up your imagination. Try and use at least one of them in a story.
A Charm of Hummingbirds
From a charm of hummingbirds to a clattering of choughs, collective nouns of animals are fascinating. How was each group name decided on? Does the group name fit the habits and characteristics of the animal?
Try to incorporate each collective noun into a story you are writing.
A Cling of Koalas
Let your imagination run wild with the group names of the following animals.
A Congregation of Crocodiles
There are so many ways that one could use the collective nouns for animals in writing. I challenge you to pick at least one of the collective nouns below and work it into a story you are working on. Or you could come up with a new story, one that has the chosen collective noun at it center.
A Dazzle of Zebras
The collective nouns for animal groups are really interesting. See if you can find one below to use in your writing. Explore these group names of animals from a dazzle of zebras to a dule of doves.
A Flight of Dragons
When I think of a dragon, the first thing that pops into my head is this huge, winged reptile that has a crested head and enormous wings. This mythical creature also has the ability to spout fire at will.
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
Has your writing been invaded by a kaleidoscope of butterflies? It sounds as though it would be fun to be surrounded by these beautiful insects, but would it? Or perhaps an intrusion of cockroaches have forced their way in, and we all know they are just about impossible to kill.
A Menagerie of Dolls
A collective noun is a special noun that refers to a group of people, animals, or objects. For example, you could have a flock of birds or a pride of lions. You could also have an illusion of magicians or a crew of sailors. What about a group of dolls? What would one call them?
A Shower of Meteorologists
Has your book ever been rained upon by a shower of meteorologists? Or maybe a break of winds has blown away the pages of your manuscript that took you years to write.
An Aerie of Eagles
Has your character encountered a leap of leopards? Maybe a bask of crocodiles would work better for you. There are special names attributed to groups of just about any animals. How could this be of use in writing?
An Earth of Foxes
I'm sure that everyone knows a group of cows is a herd. Did you realize that there are collective nouns for all of the other animals, too? Some of the names are descriptive and it is easy to understand why that particular group name Some of the collective nouns were created just for the animal.
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A fiction writer plays with reality by using words to create a story. A magician tricks people into seeing things that aren't really happening by using illusion to create a false sense of reality. What would a group of magicians be called?
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