mockingbird

noun
mock·​ing·​bird | \ ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd How to pronounce mockingbird (audio) , ˈmȯ-\

Definition of mockingbird

: 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

First Known Use of mockingbird

1676, in the meaning defined above

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mockingbird

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English Language Learners Definition of mockingbird

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

mockingbird

noun
mock·​ing·​bird | \ ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd How to pronounce mockingbird (audio) \

Kids Definition of mockingbird

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

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