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Canary appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Did time stop to help martyr an ace? No. Did one canary trample hot pots, Em? It did!
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The word canary is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun canary

What does canary mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: canaries

  1. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  2. a female singer
  3. a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
  4. any of several small Old World finches

Alternative definition of the noun canary


  1. A small, usually yellow, finch (genus Serinus), a songbird native to the Canary Islands.
  2. Any of various small birds of different countries, most of which are largely yellow in colour.
  3. A light, slightly greenish, yellow colour.
  4. A light, sweet, white wine from the Canary Islands.
  5. A lively dance, possibly of Spanish origin (also called canaries).
  6. Any test subject, especially an inadvertent or unwilling one. (From the mining practice of using canaries to detect dangerous gases.)
  7. [informal] A female singer, soprano, a coloratura singer.
  8. [slang] An informer or snitch; a squealer.
  9. [slang] A (usually yellow) capsule of Nembutal™ barbiturate.
  10. [Australia, informal] A sticker of unroadworthiness.

Definition of the adjective canary

What does canary mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow

Alternative definition of the adjective canary


  1. Of a light yellow colour.

Definition of the verb canary

What does canary mean as a doing word?


  1. [intransitive] to dance nimbly (as in the canary dance)


  1. "Canary" is an American independent film directed by Alejandro Adams and produced by Adams with Marya Murphy. Shot in a style similar to Dogme 95, Canary is an intentionally genre-ambiguous science fiction, thriller and drama with comic elements.
  2. "Canary" a.k.a. "Kanaria" is a film, directed by Akihiko Shiota.


  1. "Canary" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Canary" is a musical album of Seiko Matsuda.
    • released on (31 years ago)
  3. "Canary" is a musical album of Toshi & Taro Hakase.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  4. "Canary" is a musical album of Southeast Engine.
    • released on
  5. "CANARY" is a musical album of Junko Iwao.
    • released on (14 years ago)

Phrases with Canary

Phrases starting with the word Canary:

  1. Canary Ivy
  2. canary bird
  3. canary seed
  4. canary wine
  5. Canary Broom
  6. canary grass
  7. Canary Shrew
  8. Canary Violet
  9. canary yellow
  10. canary-yellow
  11. canary creeper

Phrases ending with the word Canary:

  1. Cape Canary
  2. common canary
  3. Forest Canary
  4. Protea Canary
  5. Yellow Canary
  6. Climate Canary
  7. Miner's Canary
  8. Miners' Canary
  9. Papyrus Canary

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Canary

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

JAVIER FRANCISCO-ORTEGA Florida International University, Miami ARNOLDO SANTOS-GUERRA Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava, Tenerife, Spain JUAN JOSÉ BACALLADO Museum of Natural Sciences, Tenerife, Spain The Canary ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The towns are, Canary the capital, Gualdera, and Geria. CANAHINA, in botany, a genus of plants of the class hexandria, and order monogynia : cal. six-leaved : cor. six-cleft, and campanulate ; stic. six: caps, inferior, six-celled, many-seeded.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The Canary bird, as found in the island from which it derives its name, is of a lain gray color, with the down at the base of the eathers blackish, the tail somewhat forked, and the legs pale. It was originally peculiar to those isles to which it owes ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

Inhabits Barbary and Abyssinia, frequents granaries in large flocks, and excels the canary bird in its song. Beautifulfinch.-Green above; neck cinereous; breast yellow ; frontlet, chin, rump, and tail red; belly with curved white spots; bill and legs ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1887)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Perianth white, large and starry ; cup canary. Amabflis. Perinnth white, lar e, and spreading; cup passing from primrose to white, long an conspicuous. Aminoc. Perianth white; cup canary. Medium-sized flower. Flo. 65$. NARCISSUS Lsnnsn ...

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Quotes about Canary

We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. I remember once when we were playing Dresden in Germany. (Dixie Dean)
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Scrabble value of C3A1N1A1R1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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