bird·​bath ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio)
: a usually ornamental basin set up for birds to bathe in

Examples of birdbath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To protect yourself from mosquitoes, the City of Fort Worth recommends dumping outdoor containers of standing water like pools and birdbaths, as well as cleaning out gutters and tightly covering rain barrels or cisterns. Lillie Davidson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 June 2024 Add a solar-powered floating birdbath pump that sprays water to keep it recirculating. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 With their melodic chirping that awakens people daily and their visits to birdbaths and feeders, birds are a familiar presence in human lives. Aaron Boorstein, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2024 Create shallow birdbaths or misters to provide them with a water source. The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 The best way to combat mosquitoes is by interrupting their life cycle, consistently dumping out containers, refreshing water in birdbaths, and adding Mosquito Dunks to wet areas that can't be easily drained. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 6 Apr. 2024 Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after handling feeders and birdbaths. Katie Wiseman, The Courier-Journal, 19 Mar. 2024 Sweep up and throw away droppings from around the base of the birdbath. USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 Follow the same protocols for cleaning and storing birdbaths. Katie Wiseman, The Courier-Journal, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdbath was in 1847

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“Birdbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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bird·​bath ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio)
: a basin set up for wild birds to bathe in

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