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"swan" in British English

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swannoun [C]

uk   /swɒn/  us   /swɑːn/
B2 a ​large, usually ​whitebird with a ​longneck that ​lives on ​rivers and ​lakes: We ​watched the swans ​glide by.

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swanverb [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 ​feelannoyed: 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.
(Definition of swan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swannoun [C]

 us   /swɑn/
any of ​varioustypes of a ​large, usually ​whitebird with a ​longneck that ​lives on ​rivers and ​lakes
(Definition of swan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swan”
in Korean 백조…
in Arabic بَجْعة…
in Malaysian swan…
in French cygne…
in Russian лебедь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天鵝…
in Italian cigno…
in Turkish kuğu…
in Polish łabędź…
in Spanish cisne…
in Vietnamese con thiên nga…
in Portuguese cisne…
in Thai หงส์…
in German der Schwan…
in Catalan cigne…
in Japanese ハクチョウ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天鹅…
in Indonesian angsa…
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