bird·​house | \ ˈbərd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce birdhouse (audio) \

Definition of birdhouse

: an artificial nesting site for birds also : aviary

Examples of birdhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to fresh produce stands, baked goods, and a birdhouse painting activity for children, the first 150 people Saturday will receive a free pumpkin. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Garland’s farmers market returns with new name, free pumpkins and kids' activities this Saturday," 9 Oct. 2020 While the parties await the court's decision, a wooden dock still stands on the property along with a metal bench, a birdhouse and piles of brush. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Dock debacle on Lake Minnetonka awaits Minnesota Supreme Court decision," 15 Sep. 2020 Peter and Josephine Przysiezny, of Lincolnshire, purchased plants, a birdhouse an orange jack o’lantern container filled with a mum, and other items. Karie Angell Luc,, "Garnden Club sale showcases local gardeners' expertise, raise money for comunity organizations," 22 Sep. 2020 During the outing, the first official royal engagement he's ever undertaken in his duchy of Dalarna, Prince Gabriel went to work painting a birdhouse that will be displayed in the nature reserve. Stephanie Petit,, "Prince Gabriel of Sweden Turns 3 — and He Can't Wait to Dig into His Birthday Cake!," 31 Aug. 2020 Roll out the welcome mat for winged visitors by hanging a birdhouse or two in your yard. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "3 Adorable Birdhouses You'll Want to Hang in Your Yard Right Now," 19 Aug. 2020 His Eagle project was building and installing a birdhouse and feeders for the Magnolia Community Center. Staff Report,, "Uptown New Orleans Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank," 12 Aug. 2020 After making that initial birdhouse, Hatlestad took woodworking classes in high school, building benches and storage chests. Dan Greenwood, Star Tribune, "Hatlestad's outdoor furniture popular at Farmers' Market," 10 Aug. 2020 In one, a crow perches precariously on a birdhouse that is too small to accommodate it. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Kerry James Marshall’s New Paintings Consider Blackness and Audubon’s Legacy," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of birdhouse

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birdhouse was in 1687

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4 Nov 2020

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“Birdhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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How to pronounce birdhouse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of birdhouse

: a small covered box that is made as a place for wild birds to live


bird·​house | \ ˈbərd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce birdhouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of birdhouse

: an artificial nesting place (as a wooden box) for birds

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