murmuration


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murmuration

(ˌmɜːməˈreɪʃən)
n
(Zoology) a collective term for starlings

Murmuration

 of starlings: a flock—Lydgate, 1470.
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Noun1.murmuration - a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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Cawodydd o ddrudwy oedd yr enw torfol a awgrymodd y diweddar Athro Gwyn Thomas am haid o'r adar - murmuration of starlings yn Saesneg.
There, a murmuration of silver-grey knots (a type of wading bird) flew so low over my head that I could hear the collective whoosh of their furiously fluttering wings.
The phenomenon is known as a murmuration of starlings and was captured on video by Dave James in Seahouses.
A flock, known as a murmuration, can swell to hundreds of thousands.
THE PERFECT POST-LUNCH CHILLOUT THE MURMURATION CLOUD A true moment of wonder for all the family, this sound-responsive installation responds to volume and pitch, with people invited to take to the floor and play the cloud into an explosion of illumination.
THE PERFECT CHILLOUT POST-LUNCH THE MURMURATION CLOUD A true moment of wonder for all the family, this sound-responsive installation responds to volume and pitch, with people invited to take to the floor and play the cloud into an explosion of illumination.
Though the Indigo Girls have stayed fairly true to their folk-rock sound, Saliers takes any number of left turns on her solo debut, the wonderfully world-beat tinged Murmuration Nation.
THIS was the mesmerising scene as hundreds of starlings performed a murmuration over Rhoose.
Our guides were longtime partners Brian Rode and Chantelle Venter, who enchanted us with our very first sighting of a murmuration of quelas-thousands of birds coming home to roost in the trees at sunset.
A flock of intelligent autonomous unmanned aircraft will resemble a starling murmuration, a few hundred seemingly leaderless birds moving as one, turning and twisting to avoid an adversary as they seek their target.
It's one of the novel's charms that each chapter heading is the scientific name for a group of birds: "A Parliament of Owls"; "A Murmuration of Starlings"; "An Unkindness of Ravens," etc.