song thrush


: an Old World thrush (Turdus philomelos of the family Turdidae) that is largely brown above with brown-spotted white underparts

called also mavis, throstle

Examples of song thrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who haven’t yet experienced Tuca & Bertie’s glorious first season, the show centers on two best friends — the extroverted, freewheeling Tuca, voiced by Tiffany Haddish, and Bertie, a song thrush with big dreams and a lot of anxiety, voiced by Ali Wong. Jenna Scherer, Rolling Stone, 22 June 2021 Tuca & Bertie, which features Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong voicing the two title characters — a toucan and a song thrush — premiered on Netflix in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Nov. 2022 In October 2018, Malta, reacting to the June ruling, repealed its regulations for the autumn live-capturing of finches and allowed trapping only of golden plovers and song thrushes. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, 10 May 2019 But following a new ruling by the European Court of Justice, only two species—the golden plover and the song thrush—can now be hunted legally in Malta. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, 10 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of song thrush was in 1598

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“Song thrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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