white-throated sparrow

white-throat·​ed sparrow | \ ˈhwīt-ˌthrō-təd- How to pronounce white-throated sparrow (audio) , ˈwīt-\

Definition of white-throated sparrow

: a common brown sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) chiefly of eastern North America with a black-and-white striped crown and a white patch on the throat

Examples of white-throated sparrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Quad goals Perhaps one of the most unusual reproductive systems, however, is that of the white-throated sparrow. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Alternatives to Heterosexual Pairings, Brought to You By Non-Human Animals," 28 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'white-throated sparrow.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of white-throated sparrow

1760, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about white-throated sparrow

Statistics for white-throated sparrow

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for white-throated sparrow

The first known use of white-throated sparrow was in 1760

See more words from the same year

Comments on white-throated sparrow

What made you want to look up white-throated sparrow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


fear of the number 13

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!