Definition of 'swan'
Example sentences containing 'swan'
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It was a fitting end and as beautiful a swan song as anyone could have wished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We hope the remaining swans will then go off to find food elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tests on nine dead swans collected around the country at the weekend were negative. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And he swans around in a dressing gown and slippers. The Sun (2009)There she seeks solace in a fantasy world of swans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But nostalgia is his swan song. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This must be his swan song, the last hurrah. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That said, lines can still be traced between the glory days and the swan songs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If this finale is his swan song, two things are sure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Like the white swan, she is meant to be a tragic figure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I am considering this to be my real swan song. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THERE was nationwide alarm when one swan died of bird flu. The Sun (2007)I love the swan as a bird. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I could swan around being popular for once. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I wonder if it's a revival or a beautiful swan song. Times, Sunday Times (2015)MY boyfriend's ex swans around in her fancy car and buys designer handbags. The Sun (2015)This was my ninth, the final one, my swan song. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So Pleasure won't be her operatic swan song? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this week will see a mini swan song - his last pre-budget report. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And there were large calm lakes there too, in which white swans were swimming, and beat the air with their wings. Andersen's Fairy Tales (1874)AS families struggle to keep food on the table, MPs swan around department stores choosing new bathrooms at public expense. The Sun (2008)
Synonyms of 'swan'
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Translations for 'swan'
British English: swan /swɒn/ NOUN
A swan is a large white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes.
- American English: swan
- Arabic: إِوَزٌّ عِرَاقِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cisne
- Chinese: 天鹅
- Croatian: labud
- Czech: labuť
- Danish: svane
- Dutch: zwaan
- European Spanish: cisne
- Finnish: joutsen
- French: cygne
- German: Schwan
- Greek: κύκνος
- Italian: cigno
- Japanese: 白鳥
- Korean: 백조
- Norwegian: svane
- Polish: łabędź
- European Portuguese: cisne
- Romanian: lebădă
- Russian: лебедь
- Spanish: cisne
- Swedish: svan
- Thai: หงส์
- Turkish: kuğu
- Ukrainian: лебідь
- Vietnamese: con thiên nga
Definition of swan from the Collins English Dictionary
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