Singing fish

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(Zool.) a California toadfish (Porichthys porosissimus), called also midshipman; - so called because it produces a buzzing sound with its air bladder.

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BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS The Queen was so amused by Billy Bass the singing fish - a mounted fish which moves and mimes the words to Take Me To The River or Don't Worry, Be Happy - that she was apparently given six more for Balmoral.
Big Mouth Billy Bass, the singing fish on a wall plaque, made millions, and let's not forget plastic wishbones so everyone can make a wish, Tamagotchi, the virtual reality pet, and the i-Fart app available from iTunes, which has been downloaded more than two million times.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said she "is quite prepared to tease and to be teased" - and added that she keeps a dancing and singing fish toy on the grand piano at Balmoral for her amusement.
Kind of like when I bought my uncle one of those singing fish that were all the rage about 10 years ago.
The Lugano Group, which is chaired by businessman Barry Moat - the man behind Billy the Singing Fish who was also linked with a takeover bid for Newcastle United in 2009 - already has planning permission for student accommodation on the site.
The museum is to give the pub a life-size replica, but in the meantime Emma has put a battery-operated singing fish on the wall.
THE Italian team yesterday called on Billy the Singing Fish to inspire them with confidence ahead of tonight's match against Wales - with a rendition of I Will Survive.
AN ornamental singing fish has topped a list of fads that have failed the test of time.
London, Sept 29 (ANI): An ornamental singing fish, shell suits and SodaStream drinks dispensers have topped a new list of the biggest fads that failed to last.
Up for grabs was a grand selection of the entertainer's old tat, from indecently snug Lycra jump suits, one of which had the word SEX embroidered across the midriff, to hair-curling sets and one of those Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish that plays Get Up Offa That Thing.
I bought one of those singing fish you hang on the wall.