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Canary meaning

canary - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds.
  2. 2. Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
  3. 3. Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack.
  4. 4. A canary bird.
  5. 5. A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.
  6. 6. A quick and lively dance.
  7. 7. To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.
  8. 8. Of a pale yellowish color; as, stone.
  9. 9. Wine made in the Islands; sack.
  10. 10. A singing bird, originally from the Canary Islands.

canary - examples of usage

  1. In January the sprightly little metallic purple sunbird pours forth, from almost every tree or bush, his powerful song, which, were it a little less sharp, might easily be mistaken for that of a canary.
  2. This utters a harsh tweet which at a distance might pass for the chirp of a canary with a sore throat.
  3. The young cottagers were even better than their promises, for they took excellent care of Mrs. Crane, the lodgers, the parrot, the canary, and the garden, until the injured foot was well again; but while doing all this they learned something that distressed them very much, indeed.
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