birdcall

noun
bird·​call | \ ˈbərd-ˌkȯl How to pronounce birdcall (audio) \

Definition of birdcall

1 : a device for imitating the cry of a bird
2 : the note or cry of a bird also : a sound imitative of it

First Known Use of birdcall

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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