any of numerous hook-billed, often brilliantly colored birds of the order Psittaciformes, as the cockatoo, lory, macaw, or parakeet, having the ability to mimic speech and often kept as pets.
a person who, without thought or understanding, merely repeats the words or imitates the actions of another.
to repeat or imitate without thought or understanding.
to teach to repeat or imitate in such a fashion.
- par·rot·like, adjective
- par·rot·y, adjective
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How to use parrot in a sentence
First, all three essentially parroted each other by first offering up some scary comments on Ebola.
Liebman calls it a “lie” that was frequently “parroted” by legislators on the floor of the state House and Senate.
In recent years, this idea has been parroted so often that it's become known as the “Washington consensus.”
It does not follow that opinions must be merely parroted because they are never heard controverted.On Liberty | John Stuart Mill
"Prosecution agrees to accept the present court," Goodham parroted.Lone Star Planet | Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
And in the meantime his paid mouthpieces parroted everywhere the words in which they had been drilled.Winner Take All | Larry Evans
Here is an old one whose sentiments have been often parroted by unthinking humans of modern times.Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906 | Various
Obligingly she parroted over to Fibsy the lingo of the message.The Mark of Cain | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for parrot
any bird of the tropical and subtropical order Psittaciformes, having a short hooked bill, compact body, bright plumage, and an ability to mimic sounds: Related adjective: psittacine
a person who repeats or imitates the words or actions of another unintelligently
sick as a parrot usually facetious extremely disappointed
(tr) to repeat or imitate mechanically without understanding
- parrotry, noun
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