songbird


song·bird

noun \ˈsŋ-ˌbərd\

: a bird that produces a series of musical sounds : a bird that sings especially in an appealing way

: a female singer

Full Definition of SONGBIRD

1
a :  a bird that utters a succession of musical tones
b :  an oscine bird
2
:  a female singer

First Known Use of SONGBIRD

1683

songbird

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any oscine passerine (suborder Passere), all of which have a complex vocal organ, the syrinx. Some species (e.g., thrushes) produce melodious songs; others (e.g., crows) have a harsh voice; and some do little or no singing. See also birdsong.

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