noun, plural ca·nar·ies.
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Origin of canary
Words nearby canary
Example sentences from the Web for canary
The building is bright yellow, and nearly everything inside is some shade of goldenrod or canary or banana.How Whitney Wolfe Herd Turned a Vision of a Better Internet Into a Billion-Dollar Brand|Charlotte Alter/Austin|March 19, 2021|Time
So don’t read the flurry of retirements as a canary in the coal mine.Sometimes Senators Just Retire. Don’t Read Too Much Into The Recent GOP Exodus.|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|March 17, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
“This is not a judgment of guilt, nor is it a suspension of any other canonical penalty,” Canary wrote.
The aforementioned stories may very well be legitimate, but let's consider them a sort of canary in the coal mine.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way|Matt Lewis|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As has often been the case with issues of LGBT equality, this vote is the canary in the coalmine.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style|Jay Michaelson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's like she is in Fashion Jail and only allowed to wear frumpy dated Sloane florals and old lady canary yellow.
Since retail can be the canary in the coal mine for the broader economy, there's real reason to be anxious.
On the 7th of August we neared the Canary Isles, but unfortunately, on account of the thick fog, we could not see them.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Their present canary was quite the most delightful little creature they had ever possessed.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
The Canary Islands boast of two bishoprics, both of which are now vacant, yet have not one newspaper.
Neither the pine-apple nor water-melon grow in Teneriffe, but abundance of the latter are brought from Grand Canary.
She is like a canary bird; when others begin to speak, she hurries in her remarks, in an accompaniment.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for canary
noun plural -naries
Word Origin for canary
Idioms and Phrases with canary
see look like the cat that ate the canary.