Meaning of “bullfinch” in the English Dictionary

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"bullfinch" in English

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bullfinchnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊl.fɪntʃ/ us /ˈbʊl.fɪntʃ/

Examples from literature

  • A bullfinch pipes now and then further up the hedge where the brambles and thorns are thickest. 
  • But at that time no seeds or fruits fit for bullfinches to eat existed on the islands. 
  • Goldfinches, bullfinches, a few thrushes, and other autumn birds, were sitting in the aspen trees. 
  • The last noise I heard was the whistling of a bullfinch. 
  • There is no sound but the scratching of the quill pen as it flies over the paper, and the chirping of a bullfinch in a cage in the bow-window. 

(Definition of “bullfinch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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