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song·bird

 (sông′bûrd′, sŏng′-)
n.
1. A bird having a melodious song or call.
2. Any of various birds of the suborder Passeri (formerly Oscines) of passerine birds, having a syrinx with musculature that allows for the production and learning of complicated songs; an oscine.
3. A woman singer with a pleasing voice.

songbird

(ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines, having highly developed vocal organs and, in most, a musical call.
2. (Animals) any bird having a musical call

song•bird

(ˈsɔŋˌbɜrd, ˈsɒŋ-)

n.
1. a bird that sings.
2. any passerine bird.
3. Slang. a woman vocalist.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.songbird - any bird having a musical callsongbird - any bird having a musical call  
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus

songbird

noun
Related words
adjective oscine
Translations
طائِر مُغَرِّد
pěveczpěvavý pták
sangfugl
énekesmadár
söngfugl
ötücü kuş

songbird

[ˈsɒŋbɜːd] Npájaro m cantor

songbird

song bird [ˈsɒŋbɜːrd] noiseau m chanteur

songbird

[ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd] nuccello canoro

song

(soŋ) noun
1. something (to be) sung. He wrote this song for his wife to sing.
2. singing. He burst into song.
3. the sound(s) made by a bird. birdsong.
ˈsongbird noun
any of the types of bird which have a pleasant song.
ˈsongwriter noun
a person who writes songs (usually pop songs) for a living.
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