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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [finch]
    • /fɪntʃ/
    • /fɪntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [finch]
    • /fɪntʃ/

Definitions of finch word

  • noun finch any of numerous small passerine birds of the family Fringillidae, including the buntings, sparrows, crossbills, purple finches, and grosbeaks, most of which have a short, conical bill adapted for eating seeds. 1
  • noun finch any of various nonfringilline birds, especially the weaverbirds of the family Ploceidae and the tropical members of the subfamily Emberizinae. 1
  • noun finch A seed-eating songbird that typically has a stout bill and colorful plumage. 1
  • noun finch small bird 1
  • countable noun finch A finch is a small bird with a short strong beak. 0
  • noun finch any songbird of the family Fringillidae, having a short stout bill for feeding on seeds and, in most species, a bright plumage in the male. Common examples are the goldfinch, bullfinch, chaffinch, siskin, and canary 0

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Origin of finch

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English finc; cognate with Dutch vink, German Fink; akin to Greek spíngos finch

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Parts of speech for Finch


finch popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

finch usage trend in Literature

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