bird·​song ˈbərd-ˌsȯŋ How to pronounce birdsong (audio)
: the song of one or more birds

Examples of birdsong in a Sentence

The forest was filled with birdsong.
Recent Examples on the Web Madeleine Oldham’s sound design is filled with subtle birdsong and aggressive looping interstitial music. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, 23 Feb. 2024 In addition to being fun, listening to birdsong can reduce stress and anxiety, studies show. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2024 As an urban city dweller perpetually exposed to noise pollution, I was immediately struck by the silence; nothing could be heard but the sounds of a gentle breeze tickling the leaves and rhythmic birdsong. Victoria Malloy, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Dec. 2023 The study team had trained female finches to peck keys that would play back specific recordings of these birdsongs. Olivia Ferrari, Scientific American, 12 Dec. 2023 The walk from the dock to the dining hall to my villa took me along forest paths with purple flowers and a soundtrack of birdsong. John Bowe, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 The country has birdsong and cicadas; the suburbs mean leaf blowers and lawn mowers. Curbed, 7 Aug. 2023 Turn on the low-cut filter, which removes unwanted low-frequency sounds like the hum of a nearby engine or building HVAC system, and turn up the sensitivity and gain, which controls how loudly your birdsong is recorded. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 My son Felix and I slept with the windows open, so I was woken by birdsong. Sarah Moss, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdsong was in 1896

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“Birdsong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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