More definitions of "canary":
- (noun): A female singer.
- (adj): Having the color of a canary; a light to moderate yellow.
- (noun): Any of several small Old World finches.
Synonyms: canary bird
Famous quotes containing the word canary:
“Cruelty is a mystery, and the waste of pain. But if we describe a word to compass these things, a world that is a long, brute game, then we bump against another mystery: the inrush of power and delight, the canary that sings on the skull.”
—Annie Dillard (b. 1945)