bird·​cage | \ ˈbərd-ˌkāj How to pronounce birdcage (audio) \

Definition of birdcage

: a cage for confining birds

Examples of birdcage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a grid of rusty iron separating us from the other half of the room, where what looks like a birdcage hangs from the ceiling. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2022 For Monday's fashionable festivities, Jenner went bridal in an Off-White gown from late designer Virgil Abloh's line topped off with a backwards baseball hat and delicate birdcage veil. Charmaine Patterson,, 4 May 2022 Drawing inspiration from Diana Ross circa 1977, Beyoncé stunned at the 2014 Met Gala in a sheer black Givenchy dress and beaded birdcage veil designed by Riccardo Tisci. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 Those with a penchant for vintage glamour might select a birdcage veil for a bit of delicate mystery. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2022 The hall was even home to the first birdcage elevator in Brooklyn, a contraption that operated well into the twenty-first century. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2021 Taylor-Joy completed the look with a leopard Gigi Burris pillbox hat with black birdcage veil, leopard gloves, some sparkling Tiffany jewelry, tights and purple pumps. Abigail Adams,, 11 Nov. 2021 Officers found the cub living in a birdcage barely bigger than the bear's body. Kelli Bender,, 10 Nov. 2021 These see-through umbrellas have a birdcage-like shape that will protect you from the elements. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of birdcage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Birdcage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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