kinglet

noun
king·​let | \ ˈkiŋ-lət How to pronounce kinglet (audio) \

Definition of kinglet

1 : any of several small birds (genus Regulus) that are related to the gnatcatchers
2 : a weak or petty king

Examples of kinglet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the prime time to find migrating fall warblers, vireos, and kinglets. courant.com, 28 Aug. 2019 Sparrows, ovenbirds, juncos, warblers, kinglets, and creepers are just some of the species on the casualty list. Babak Tafreshi, National Geographic, 3 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of kinglet

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Kinglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinglet. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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kinglet

noun
king·​let | \ ˈkiŋ-lət How to pronounce kinglet (audio) \

Kids Definition of kinglet

: a small active bird especially of wooded areas

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