any of numerous small, slender parrots, usually having a long, pointed, graduated tail, often kept as pets and noted for the ability to mimic speech: several species are endangered.
- Also par·a·quet, par·o·quet, par·ro·ket, par·ro·quet [par-uh-ket] /ˈpær əˌkɛt/ .
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How to use parakeet in a sentence
parakeet is very explicit about saying all the heavy lifting is going to happen on the ad platform side.
A pet owner used it to free his parakeet—and himself—from sticky mouse paper.
Still, there might be some hope for Holland in Mani the psychic parakeet from Singapore.
There are a thousand ways to get the public on your side; talking about your wife like she is a parakeet isn't one of them.
He saw Smithy's birdcage, walked over to it and stared for a moment quietly at Dicky, the doctor's parakeet.When I Grow Up | Richard E. Lowe
But one day I was looking at a bird perched on my windowsill, and it fell over dead, just as your parakeet did.When I Grow Up | Richard E. Lowe
Paralyzed, he remained in his green and red parakeet feathers watching the motions of the injured pirate.
The pirate's eyes were fixed on the parakeet, and his twitching fingers played with the steel-tipped whip.
Osterbridge, vastly pleased to see his green parakeet again, was wreathed in smiles.
British Dictionary definitions for parakeet
any of numerous small usually brightly coloured long-tailed parrots, such as Psittacula krameri (ring-necked parakeet), of Africa
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