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"swan" in British English

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swannoun [C]

uk   /swɒn/  us   /swɑːn/

swanverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /swɒn/  us   /swɑːn/ (-nn-) UK informal disapproving
(Definition of swan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swan" in American English

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swannoun [C]

 us   /swɑn/
any of various types of a large, usually white bird with a long neck 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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