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swan

noun [C] uk   /swɒn/  us   /swɑːn/
B2 a large, usually white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes: We watched the swans glide by.
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verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /swɒn/  us   /swɑːn/ (-nn-) UK informal disapproving
to travel, move, or behave in a relaxed way for pleasure and without worrying that others may feel annoyed: She swanned into the room, carrying a glass of wine, taking no notice of the fact that she'd kept us all waiting for hours. He's been swanning around the States (= travelling and not doing any work) all summer.
Translations of “swan”
in Arabic بَجْعة…
in Korean 백조…
in Malaysian swan…
in French cygne…
in Turkish kuğu…
in Italian cigno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天鵝…
in Russian лебедь…
in Polish łabędź…
in Vietnamese con thiên nga…
in Spanish cisne…
in Portuguese cisne…
in Thai หงส์…
in German der Schwan…
in Catalan cigne…
in Japanese ハクチョウ…
in Indonesian angsa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天鹅…
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