mockingbird

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noun mock·ing·bird \ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd, ˈmȯ-\

Definition of mockingbird

  1. :  a common grayish North American bird (Mimus polyglottos) related to the thrashers that is remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds

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First Known Use of mockingbird

1676


MOCKINGBIRD Defined for English Language Learners

mockingbird

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Definition of mockingbird for English Language Learners

  • : a North American bird that sings loudly and copies the songs of other birds


MOCKINGBIRD Defined for Kids

mockingbird

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noun mock·ing·bird \ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd\

Definition of mockingbird for Students

  1. :  a songbird of North America noted for its imitations of other birds



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