Collective Noun for Goldfinches

What Is a Group of Goldfinches Called?

A group of goldfinches is called a charm.
Collective NounUsage
charma charm of goldfinches
collective noun for goldfinches

charm of goldfinches

Other Words for a Group of Goldfinches

While charm is the most common collective noun for goldfinches, a group of goldfinches is also called a pantheon, drum, troubling, or chirm.

What Type of Word is "Charm"?

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

"Charm Is" or "Charm Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "charm" 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 charm is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The charm are moving in different directions. correct tick
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