Definition of 'sparrow'
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The little sparrows have the answer to that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To lose it would be like losing house sparrows or hedgehogs from gardens. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Others include the tree sparrow and grey partridge. The Sun (2010)Because of the huge mess left each day by sparrows and starlings. Christianity Today (2000)They used to be as common as sparrows. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The fertilised females go off on their own looking for hedge sparrow or reed warbler nests. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is how the decline in house sparrows was first noticed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But in other ways the tree sparrow is very different from its urban relative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More hedge sparrows are also singing though the mornings are frosty. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Hedge sparrows have also become very busy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The problem for house sparrows may also be linked to a shortage of insects during the summer months. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Thousands of householders are being urged to redesign their gardens to halt the rapid decline of sparrows and starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The little sparrows who attend French schools seem to have the right idea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They're no longer common as sparrows. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On behalf of the little sparrows, the teachers are refusing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So maybe it wasn't a tree sparrow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We wanted swifts, but are pleased nonetheless to have finished up with sparrows and starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The common sparrow is now a rare sight in Glasgow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Luckily it is a male, which is fairly easily distinguished from our house sparrows. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Similarly, the tree sparrow is showing signs of a recovery after a big decline. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I once saw one attacking a little sparrow. The Sun (2011)The findings emphasised research that suggested house sparrows and starlings were declining, though the reasons for the slump remain unclear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How can I stop sparrows and other birds from eating my primroses? The Sun (2016)They might be taken at a glance for a plain, brown female house sparrow, but they are not sparrows at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'sparrow'
British English: sparrow /ˈspærəʊ/ NOUN
A sparrow is a small brown bird that is common in Britain.
- American English: sparrow
- Arabic: عَصْفُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: pardal
- Chinese: 麻雀
- Croatian: vrabac
- Czech: vrabec
- Danish: spurv
- Dutch: mus
- European Spanish: gorrión
- Finnish: varpunen
- French: moineau
- German: Spatz
- Greek: σπουργίτι
- Italian: passero
- Japanese: スズメ
- Korean: 참새
- Norwegian: spurv
- Polish: wróbel
- European Portuguese: pardal
- Romanian: vrabie
- Russian: воробей
- Spanish: gorrión
- Swedish: sparv
- Thai: นกกระจอก
- Turkish: serçe
- Ukrainian: горобець
- Vietnamese: chim sẻ
Definition of sparrow from the Collins English Dictionary
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