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.

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These intuitive results help us build our birdsong story. Cristina Robinson, The Conversation, "Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning," 3 Sep. 2019 Dappled sunlight leaked through poplar trees full of birdsong. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "From Buenos Aires to the Chilean Coast: A Road Trip Across South America," 22 Aug. 2019 On a summer Sunday morning, before morning Mass is over and many of the shops open, the ancient Spanish city is filled with a silence broken only by birdsong and the sound of bells. Los Angeles Times, "Spain’s ‘Game of Thrones’ sites drew them. Barcelona and towns beyond bewitched them," 24 Aug. 2019 Ancillary events will explore the aesthetics of birdsong. New York Times, "The Week in Arts: The Music of Birdsong, Captives Onstage and a Poet in Love," 6 July 2019 The basketball courts were awfully short for the giants who thundered up and down amid the sound of birdsong or, in May, the rumble of race cars. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Home to McGinnis, Mount and the greatest pick-up basketball in Indiana," 10 July 2019 What is more seductive and escapist than an al fresco bath looking at a dreamy sunset, surrounded by birdsong and fragrant blooms with a glass of the best Napa wine… Cue the romance! Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "These Maisons at Napa's Auberge du Soleil Will Transport You to Provence," 8 July 2019 Awakening to the dawn chorus of birdsong -- hundreds of colorful species inhabit Loisaba — only adds to the allure of this special place. Mary Ann Anderson, Dallas News, "Kenya's star beds offer a feast for the senses," 2 July 2019 My friend pointed out the eerie and afterwards-unignorable lack of birdsong, which is attributable to overhunting. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of birdsong

1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birdsong

: the song of a bird or of many birds

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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