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 The first surprise was a black and gold Chanel bag that was presented in a matching gold and blinged out birdcage. Anna Chan, Billboard, "Cardi B Reveals the Sweet — and Extravagant — Surprises From Offset for Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2021 The bride paired her suit with her grandmother’s gold cross, and a bespoke silk birdcage veil from Sandrine Bourg with her mother's pearl and gold half-moon brooch to secure it. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Bride Wore a Ralph Lauren Suit for Her Civil Ceremony in Paris," 27 Oct. 2020 The driver, with an NBA logo on his mask, then pushed the birdcage and loaded my three suitcases and backpack into the car. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Inside the NBA bubble: What is life like for the media on the Disney World campus?," 14 July 2020 Two finches chirp from a birdcage on the kitchen counter, next to a large bottle of hand sanitizer. Keith Bierygolick,, "Faith and the coronavirus: Religious Cincinnatians try to stay together while being apart," 27 Mar. 2020 In others, birdcages are small prisons for a variety of objects placed inside. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At LACMA, Betye Saar’s distinctive assemblage art probes American racism," 24 Sep. 2019 PaaDee’s calm vibe—overflowing with hanging plants illuminated by birdcage light fixtures and giant floral arrangements—makes for a universally enjoyable environment. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, "Rethink Plant-Based Dining: These Restaurants and Bars Have Incredible Houseplants and Florals," 10 Mar. 2020 Its layout with the birdcages in the back, the counter on the left and the wall of aquariums on the right is nearly identical to photographs of the shop in the 1940s hanging on the wall. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Sonnen’s Pet Shop, virtually unchanged for over a century, won’t stay in the family after owner retires," 2 Dec. 2019 The effect was of being in a birdcage over which your owner has abruptly dropped a blackout cloth. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of birdcage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2021

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“Birdcage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of birdcage

: a cage for birds

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