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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [muh-kaw]
    • /məˈkɔ/
    • /məˈkɔː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kaw]
    • /məˈkɔ/

Definitions of macaw word

  • noun macaw any of various large, long-tailed parrots, chiefly of the genus Ara, of tropical and subtropical America, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice. 1
  • noun macaw A large long- tailed parrot with brightly colored plumage, native to Central and South America. 1
  • noun macaw colourful parrot 1
  • noun macaw any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage 0
  • noun macaw any of a group of large, bright-colored, long-tailed, harsh-voiced parrots (esp. genus Ara) of Central and South America 0
  • noun macaw Any of various parrots of the genera Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Orthopsittaca, Primolius and Diopsittaca of Central and South America, including the largest parrots and characterized by long sabre-shaped tails, curved powerful bills, and usually brilliant plumage. 0

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Origin of macaw

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
1660-70; < Portuguese macao, macau < Tupi makʾo

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Parts of speech for Macaw


macaw popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% 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".

macaw usage trend in Literature

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