canarynoun [ C ]uk /kəˈneə.ri/ us /kəˈner.i/
Examples from literature
- I do think that it would make me very happy to have a dear little bird, that would know me, and turn his bright, black eyes up to me, like Mary Day's little canary.
- In Italy, therefore, we find the first tame canaries, and here they are still reared in great numbers.
- The canary in the green cage that hung in the window put its head on one side and tweaked a seed husk out into Philip's face, then twittered defiantly.
- Then presently some of the birds fell to noise making just as you will hear canaries sing when some one whistles, or women talk when a piano commences to play.
- There were all sorts of birds here, those tiny birds from the African coast one sees in the shops of the Riviera, canaries and parrots.