Meaning of “finch” in the English Dictionary


"finch" in English

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finchnoun [ C ]

uk /fɪntʃ/ us /fɪntʃ/

Examples from literature

  • As for the finches and sparrows their number was past calculation. 
  • At the end of that time, however, I observed one morning a pair of finches, after a heavy storm, drying their poor battered wings upon a shrub in one of the islands. 
  • The animals here consist chiefly of monkeys, parrots and finches, but many ducks fly from a swamp near the water. 
  • The finch calls its mate by uttering a few notes followed by a long trill. 
  • The song-talk of the finches rises and sinks like the tinkle of a waterfall. 

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

"finch" in American English

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finchnoun [ C ]

us /fɪntʃ/

(Definition of “finch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)