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parrotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·ət/
  • parrot noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​tropicalbird with a ​curvedbeak and usually ​colorfulfeathers, some of which can be ​taught to ​repeat words

parrotverb [T]

 us   /ˈpær·ət/
  • parrot verb [T] (REPEAT WORDS)

to ​repeat something said by someone ​else without ​thought or ​understanding: She just parrots anything he says.
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parrotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ət/  us   /ˈper.ət/
B1 a ​tropicalbird with a ​curvedbeak, often ​kept as a ​pet and ​trained to ​copy the ​humanvoice

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  • She used to ​keep a parrot in a ​cage.
  • Lara ​liked the parrots at the ​zoo.

parrotverb [T]

uk   /ˈpær.ət/  us   /ˈper.ət/ disapproving
(Definition of parrot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parrot”
in Korean 앵무새…
in Arabic بَبَغاء…
in Malaysian burung nuri…
in French perroquet…
in Russian попугай…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鸚鵡…
in Italian pappagallo…
in Turkish papağan…
in Polish papuga…
in Spanish loro, papagayo…
in Vietnamese con vẹt…
in Portuguese papagaio…
in Thai นกแก้ว…
in German der Papagei…
in Catalan lloro, papagai…
in Japanese オウム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鹦鹉…
in Indonesian nuri, beo…
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