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canary

Pronunciation: /kəˈneri; kəˈneəri/

Translation of canary in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (bird) canario (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Janet has been keeping exotic birds including cockatiels, finches and canaries for 12 years.
    • Finches, canaries and budgerigars do not need as much attention from their people and so may be an option for those with busy life-styles.
    • Budgies, finches, sparrows and canaries are only a few of the more than one hundred kinds of birds people keep in their apartments.
    1.2 (informer) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], soplón, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], chivato, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

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