Collective Noun for Jellyfish

What Is a Group of Jellyfish Called?

A group of jellyfish is called a smack.
Collective NounUsage
smacka smack of jellyfish
collective noun for jellyfish

smack of jellyfish

Other Words for a Group of Jellyfish

While smack is the most common collective noun for jellyfish, a group of jellyfish is also called a fluther.

What Type of Word is "Smack"?

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

"Smack Is" or "Smack Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "smack" 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 smack is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The smack are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.