mockingbird

noun mock·ing·bird \ ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd , ˈmȯ- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of mockingbird

1676


MOCKINGBIRD Defined for English Language Learners

mockingbird

noun

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

noun mock·ing·bird \ ˈmä-kiŋ-ˌbərd \

Definition of mockingbird for Students

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


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