Definition of nightingale
: an Old World thrush (Luscinia megarhynchos synonym Erithacus megarhynchos) noted for the sweet usually nocturnal song of the male; also : any of various other birds noted for their sweet song or for singing at night
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The rendition of the nightingale's song alone makes the film worth seeing.
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Origin and Etymology of nightingale
Middle English, alteration of Old English nihtegale, from niht + galan to sing — more at yell
First Known Use: 13th century
Definition of Nightingale
Florence 1820–1910 English nurse and philanthropist
NIGHTINGALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nightingale for English Language Learners
: a small brown European bird that sings a beautiful song especially at night
NIGHTINGALE Defined for Kids
Definition of nightingale for Students
: a reddish brown European bird noted for the sweet song of the male usually heard at night
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