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{adj: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn} repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"bromidic sermons"
"his remarks were trite and commonplace"
"hackneyed phrases"
"a stock answer"
"repeating threadbare jokes"
"parroting some timeworn axiom"
"the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"



{adj: plumaged} often used as combining forms
"fully plumaged young bird"
"brightly feathered birds"
"brilliantly plumaged parrots"

{adj: screaming, screeching, shrieking} loud and sustained; shrill and piercing
"hordes of screaming fans"
"a screaming jet plane"
"a screaming fury of sound"
"a screeching parrot"
"screeching brakes"
"a horde of shrieking fans"
"shrieking winds"

{n: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus} commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa

{n: Psittaciformes, order Psittaciformes} an order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets

{n: amazon} mainly green tropical American parrots

{n: cockateel, cockatiel, cockatoo parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus} small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested head

{n: cockatoo} white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds

{n: kea, Nestor notabilis} large brownish-green New Zealand parrot

{n: lory} small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits

{n: lovebird} small African parrot noted for showing affection for their mates

{n: macaw} long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots

{n: parakeet, parrakeet, parroket, paraquet, paroquet, parroquet} any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots

{n: parrot's beak, parrot's bill, Clianthus puniceus} evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowers; New Zealand

{n: parrot} a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

{n: parrot} usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

{n: poll, poll parrot} a tame parrot

{n: popinjay} a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)

{n: psittacosis, parrot disease} infectious disease of birds

{n: psittacosis, parrot fever, ornithosis} an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds

{v: parrot} repeat mindlessly
"The students parroted the teacher's words"


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