plural noun
Mus·​ci·​cap·​i·​dae | \ ˌməsəˈkapəˌdē\

Definition of Muscicapidae

: a very large family of oscine passerine birds consisting of the Old World or true flycatchers and sometimes including also the thrushes, warblers, and babblers

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Muscicapidae

New Latin, from Muscicapa, type genus + -idae

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on Muscicapidae

What made you want to look up Muscicapidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!