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English adjective: canary

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


Synonymscanary-yellow


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: canary

1. canary (person) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police


Synonymsfink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon


Broader (hypernym)betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer

2. canary (person) a female singer


Broader (hypernym)singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer


Domain usagecolloquialism

3. canary (attribute) a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge


Synonymscanary yellow


Broader (hypernym)yellow, yellowness

4. canary (animal) any of several small Old World finches


Synonymscanary bird


Broader (hypernym)finch


Narrower (hyponym)common canary, Serinus canaria


Member meronymgenus Serinus, Serinus









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