bird·​cage ˈbərd-ˌkāj How to pronounce birdcage (audio)
: a cage for confining birds

Examples of birdcage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother still had his old birdcage, and second bird spent the next two weeks in Milton. Megan Johnson,, 14 July 2023 Read full article One morning in May, the couple started their day like any other, putting the birdcage out on their third-story balcony, where the animals love to bathe in the sunshine. Megan Johnson,, 14 July 2023 Vanilla was housed in isolation in an enclosure seven feet tall and suspended like a birdcage, according to Save the Chimps. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 3 July 2023 Burris creates headbands, birdcage veils, and, of course, hats. ELLE, 7 June 2023 As for pet owners, homes with litter boxes don’t smell the same as homes with birdcages or dogs that have rolled in the grass. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 Obviously, the birdcages were introduced to up the hijinks factor as well. Dalton Ross,, 25 May 2023 Brandon sabotaged the first fake production idol by opening the birdcage in front of his entire tribe. Dalton Ross,, 27 Apr. 2023 Alexander’s painting My Garden in Black and Blue hangs above a 19th-century sofa; the Biedermeier table holds a birdcage filled with porcelain pieces and pottery by Waterstreet, and the floors are original to the loft. Robert Rufino, ELLE Decor, 4 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdcage was in the 15th century

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“Birdcage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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