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

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 Like, romantic ballad, birdsong, cotton candy-scattered rose petals levels of being in love. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Pete Davidson's Ariana Grande Tattoo Has Been Covered Up," 2 Aug. 2018 Echoes of birdsong and the splashy stream fill the canyon. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 These include a climactic entrance for the Olympian gods, who mingle like celebrity guests at a cocktail party, and — best of all — the first, full-throated example of the birdsong in which cast members meld their voices into a music beyond harmony. New York Times, "Review: Building the Wall (Not That One) in Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’," 6 May 2018 Artists such as Victoria Vesna and Susan Silton explore birdsong, while Lynn Aldrich and Juan Fontanive look at flight. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Baskets inspired by math, iconic Los Angeles images and photos of people getting expressive," 24 May 2018 Even at night, the birdsong of the islands will call to you. Allie Almario, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to the Galápagos Islands," 5 Oct. 2016 Clear and wild, never dammed, the river is home to salmon and steelhead, and forests alive with elk and birdsong. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Battling Scotch broom along Olympic’s Hoh River that threatens fish, forests," 27 May 2018 The boardwalk is a highlight of the visit, with birdsong near and far, the knocking of woodpeckers on nearby trees and the rustle of small woodland creatures amid the flora. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's Hendry County: Seminole history alive and well," 6 May 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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