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noun(used with a singular or plural verb)Chiefly British Informal.
  1. the Women's Royal Naval Service: established in 1917 as an auxiliary to the Royal Navy.

Origin of Wrens

Pronounced form of the initial letters, with placement of vowel suggested by wren

Words Nearby Wrens

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How to use Wrens in a sentence

  • The Wrens and the nuthatches and chickadees succeed to these abandoned cavities, and often have amusing disputes over them.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
  • The nuthatches frequently pass the night in them, and the Wrens and chickadees nest in them.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
  • Doves, Wrens, and robins are birds of good omen, and the many superstitions regarding them are all associated with good luck.

    Animal Ghosts | Elliott O'Donnell
  • More devoted homebodies than these little Wrens are not among the feathered tribe.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • Evidently the Wrens, as a family, are not far removed in the evolutionary scale from true water-birds.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan