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Synonyms for sparrow
ˈspær oʊspar·row

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  1. sparrownoun

    sparra, spuggy, spadger

  2. sparrownoun

    The house sparrow, Passer domesticus; a small bird with a short bill, and brown, white and gray feathers.

    sparra, spadger, spuggy

  3. sparrownoun

    A member of the family Passeridae, comprising small Old World songbirds.

    spuggy, spadger, sparra

  4. sparrownoun

    A member of the family Emberizidae, comprising small New World songbirds.

    spadger, spuggy, sparra

  5. sparrownoun

    Generically, any small, nondescript bird.

    spadger, spuggy, sparra

  6. sparrownoun

    A quick-witted, lively person. Often used in the phrase cockney sparrow.

    sparra, spuggy, spadger

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparrow, true sparrownoun

    any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects

    dunnock, true sparrow, hedge sparrow

  2. hedge sparrow, sparrow, dunnock, Prunella modularisnoun

    small brownish European songbird

    dunnock, true sparrow, hedge sparrow

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sparrow":

    bruant, piaf, mccown, birdie, longspur, bunting, henslow, mahjong, fip, lark

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  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

  2. Alfred A. Montapert:

    Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.

  3. Savannah Guthrie:

    I saw a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who were vocal, energized. This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I’ve never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.

  4. Anouk Aimee:

    Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    Some things are rushing into existence, others out of it. Some of what now exists is already gone. Change and flux constantly remake the world, just as the incessant progression of time remakes eternity. We find ourselves in a river. Which of the things around us should we value when none of them can offer a firm foothold? Like an attachment to a sparrow: we glimpse it and it’s gone.

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