how to pronounce sparrow


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sparrow is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sparrow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… white throated sparrow until that moment …”

meanings of sparrow


  1. The house sparrow, Passer domesticus; a small bird with a short bill, and brown, white and gray feathers.
  2. A quick-witted, lively person. Often used in the phrase cockney sparrow.
  3. A member of the family Emberizidae, comprising small New World songbirds.
  4. A member of the family Passeridae, comprising small Old World songbirds.
  5. Generically, any small, nondescript bird.


  1. A surname​.

sparrow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sparrow occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sparrow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sparrow can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sparrow


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