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mock·ing·bird

 (mŏk′ĭng-bûrd′)
n.
Any of several species of New World birds of the family Mimidae, especially Mimus polyglottos, a gray and white bird of North America and the Caribbean islands, noted for the ability to mimic the sounds of other birds.

mockingbird

(ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) Austral any American songbird of the family Mimidae, having a long tail and grey plumage: noted for their ability to mimic the song of other birds
2. (Animals) a small scrub bird, Atrichornis rufescens, noted for its mimicry

mock•ing•bird

(ˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several New World songbirds of the family Mimidae that appropriate the calls of other bird species, esp. Mimus polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, having gray, white, and black plumage.
[1670–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mockingbird - long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birdsmockingbird - long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Mimus, Mimus - type genus of the family Mimidae: mockingbirds
Translations
drozd mnohohlasý

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋbɜːd] Nsinsonte m, zenzontle m (LAm)

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋbɜːrd] nmoqueur mmock-Tudor [ˌmɒkˈtjuːdər] adj [house, mansion] → de style Tudor
a mock-Tudor mansion → un manoir de style Tudormock-up [ˈmɒkʌp] nmaquette f

mockingbird

nSpottdrossel f

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd] nmimo (uccello)
References in classic literature ?
The parrot and the mockingbird were the property of Madame Lebrun, and they had the right to make all the noise they wished.
The buckeye does not grow in New England, and the mockingbird is rarely heard here.
Mockingbirds have been heard mimicking squeaky wagon wheels and cell phone ring-tones.
According to Wikipedia, mockingbirds 'are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession.
There is a line which says mockingbirds don't do one thing, but make it easier for us to enjoy.
Mockingbirds are not my favourite species - especially the last few I've been out with.
Atticus Finch, the character of Lee's novel, provides air guns to his kids, allowing them to kill any bird they see except the mockingbirds.
8) Whitman may have seen mockingbirds while on his trip to New Orleans in 1848; since the mockingbird is prevalent in the South, it seems likely that he would have had the opportunity to see mockingbirds and to listen to their distinctive song.
engines He just does other mockingbirds Where's the entertainment
We report the health status, over the course of 4 yr, of 75 Floreana mockingbirds on Champion Island and 160 Floreana mockingbirds on Gardner-by-Floreana, based on physical examinations, hematology, hemolysis-hemagglutination assay, exposure to selected infectious disease agents, and ecto- and endoparasite counts.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Mockingbirds may look alike to humans, but they can remember people who have threatened them and even start dive-bombing them if they've previously posed a threat to their nests, a study has found.
Erin's most prized possession is a tattered copy of her late mom's favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, which goes with Erin on a runaway life-changing trip to the hometown of Mockingbirds reclusive author, Harper Lee.