Collective Noun for Crows

What Is a Group of Crows Called?

A group of crows is called a murder.
Collective NounUsage
murdera murder of crows
collective noun for crows

murder of crows

Other Words for a Group of Crows

While murder is the most common collective noun for crows, a group of crows is also called a horde, hover, mob, muster, parcel, or parliament.

What Type of Word is "Murder"?

The word "murder" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Murder Is" or "Murder Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "murder" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The murder is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The murder are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.