noun spar·row \ˈspa-(ˌ)rō\

: a common type of small bird that usually has brown or gray feathers

Full Definition of SPARROW

:  any of a genus (Passer of the family Passeridae) of small chiefly brownish or grayish Old World oscine songbirds that include some which have been widely introduced; especially :  house sparrow
:  any of numerous finches (family Emberizidae) that are New World birds (as the song sparrow or tree sparrow) resembling the Old World sparrows
spar·row·like \-rō-ˌlīk, -rə-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of SPARROW

Middle English sparow, from Old English spearwa; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SPARROW

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noun spar·row \ˈsper-ō\

Definition of SPARROW for Kids

:  a small songbird that has usually brownish or grayish feathers
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