bird·​song | \ ˈbərd-ˌsȯŋ How to pronounce birdsong (audio) \

Definition of birdsong

: the song of one or more birds

Examples of birdsong in a Sentence

The forest was filled with birdsong.
Recent Examples on the Web Her voice is soft but substantial, and contains an airy tremble that sometimes resembles birdsong. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Adrianne Lenker’s Radical Honesty," 12 Oct. 2020 Another great free app is BirdNET (for Android), which is basically Shazam for birdsong. Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post, "During the pandemic, the popularity of birdwatching is soaring. Here’s what you need to know to tune in to the feathered soap opera outside your window.," 26 Aug. 2020 Come morning, the air was filled with unfamiliar birdsong. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "Redwood National Park Is Straight Out of 'Star Wars'," 6 Aug. 2020 And high frequency noises like birdsong and human conversation also crept through the window. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Window-Mounted Device Could Keep Out City Noise," 14 July 2020 People have marveled at the clear air and enjoyed the birdsong that’s no longer masked by traffic noise. Heather Knight,, "SF residents share the unexpected delights and discoveries of shelter in place," 23 June 2020 Ornithologists use it to classify birdsong; astronomers to hunt for planets in glimmers of starlight; banks to assess credit risk and prevent fraud. The Economist, "Artificial intelligence and its limits An understanding of AI’s limitations is starting to sink in," 11 June 2020 Then all of a sudden there is birdsong and the first glow of dawn. J. M. Coetzee, Harper's Magazine, "Bedside Planner," 27 Apr. 2020 Just the act of observing and listening to birdsong can lower people's stress levels. Amy Chillag, CNN, "This Earth Day, while you're quarantined, let a new hobby take flight," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of birdsong

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birdsong was in 1896

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27 Oct 2020

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“Birdsong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of birdsong

: the song of a bird or of many birds

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