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bevy

Syllabification: bev·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbevē
 
/

Definition of bevy in English:

noun (plural bevies)

1A large group of people or things of a particular kind: he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls
More example sentences
  • A bevy of Party spokesmen went on television interview programs Sunday to justify the advertising campaign.
  • Filling in their sound with a bevy of horns, keyboards and synthesizers, the explosive troupe leaves a larger than life impression on their audiences.
  • His popular soul classics band continues to impress with a bevy of autumn gigs around the county.
Synonyms
group, crowd, herd, flock, horde, army, galaxy, assemblage, throng, company, gathering, band, body, pack, covey;
knot, cluster
informal bunch, gaggle, posse
1.1A group of birds, especially quail, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
Example sentences
  • For example, do you ever see a quail with a bevy of sparrows?
  • Nearer at hand, a pointed magnolia tree shone evergreen beside the naked poplars, and a bevy of sparrows fluttered in and out amid the sheltering leaves.
  • A bevy of swallows took wing at his entrance, the timid rabbit fled at his intrusive step, and a green lizard glided from beneath the hand with which he supported his agitated frame against one of the columns.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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