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 This sleek, minimalist birdhouse, available in eight fun colors, is made with vintage barn wood and comes with a leather strap for hanging. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Take a free dance class, check out the behind-the-scenes of Anchorage theater companies, or build a birdhouse out of scrap wood at Anchorage Museum. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Sep. 2021 The bar was former a birdhouse, according to the resort. Khobi Price,, 8 Aug. 2021 Milbourn said the first incident occurred in late April, when vandals ripped the hinges off the door of the Little Free Library, a kind of miniature lending library not much bigger than a birdhouse. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 11 June 2021 At the side of Ball's podium, a toilet with a small birdhouse was used to represent citizens' houses flushed down the county's sewer system. Rachel Smith, The Enquirer, 17 June 2021 Construction classes, for example, now involve assignments like building a birdhouse or painting a wall. Billy Jean Louis,, 15 June 2021 The tiny birdhouse that produces wren chicks each year is my precious jewel box. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 Perfect for budding ornithologists or the misanthropy-curious, this midsize guano-and-stone property boasts the wildlife of a birdhouse and the night life of a lighthouse. Simon Webster, The New Yorker, 14 May 2021

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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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“Birdhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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