sparrow

noun spar·row \ ˈsper-(ˌ)ō , ˈspa-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of sparrow

1 :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
2 :any of numerous finches (family Emberizidae) that are New World birds (such as the song sparrow or tree sparrow) resembling the Old World sparrows

sparrowlike

play \ˈsper-(ˌ)ō-ˌlīk, -ə-ˌlīk; ˈspa-(ˌ)rō-ˌlīk, -rə-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sparrow

Middle English sparow, from Old English spearwa; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow


SPARROW Defined for English Language Learners

sparrow

noun

Definition of sparrow for English Language Learners

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


SPARROW Defined for Kids

sparrow

noun spar·row \ ˈsper-ō \

Definition of sparrow for Students

:a small songbird that has usually brownish or grayish feathers


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