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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-uh-teel]
    • /ˌkɒk əˈtil/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-uh-teel]
    • /ˌkɒk əˈtil/

Definitions of cockatiel word

  • countable noun cockatiel A cockatiel is a bird similar to a cockatoo that is often kept as a pet. 3
  • noun cockatiel a crested Australian parrot, Leptolophus hollandicus, having a greyish-brown and yellow plumage 3
  • noun cockatiel a small, crested Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus) with a long tail and yellow head 3
  • noun cockatiel a small, crested, long-tailed Australian parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus, often kept as a pet. 1
  • noun cockatiel A slender, long- crested Australian parrot related to the cockatoos, with a mainly gray body, white shoulders, and a yellow and orange face. 1
  • noun cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus, a small, rather atypical cockatoo with a distinctive pointed yellow crest. 0

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Origin of cockatiel

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Dutch kaketielje, < Portuguese cacatilha, equivalent to cacat(ua) cockatoo + -ilha < Latin -illa diminutive suffix

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Parts of speech for Cockatiel


cockatiel popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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