Collective Noun for Dolphins

What Is a Group of Dolphins Called?

A group of dolphins is called a pod.
Collective NounUsage
poda pod of dolphins
collective noun for dolphins

pod of dolphins

Other Words for a Group of Dolphins

While pod is the most common collective noun for dolphins, a group of dolphins is also called a school or herd.

What Type of Word is "Pod"?

The word "pod" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Pod Is" or "Pod Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "pod" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The pod is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The pod are moving in different directions. correct tick
Here are 300 more collective nouns for animals.
author logo

This page was written by Craig Shrives.