birdsong

noun
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, SFChronicle.com, "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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'birdsong.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of birdsong

1896, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about birdsong

Time Traveler for birdsong

Time Traveler

The first known use of birdsong was in 1896

See more words from the same year

Statistics for birdsong

Last Updated

27 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Birdsong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birdsong. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for birdsong

birdsong

noun
How to pronounce birdsong (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of birdsong

: the song of a bird or of many birds

More from Merriam-Webster on birdsong

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about birdsong

Comments on birdsong

What made you want to look up birdsong? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!