songbird

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noun song·bird \ˈsȯŋ-ˌbərd\

Definition of songbird

  1. 1a :  a bird that utters a succession of musical tonesb :  an oscine bird

  2. 2 :  a female singer

1683

First Known Use of songbird

1683


SONGBIRD Defined for English Language Learners

songbird

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noun song·bird \ˈsȯŋ-ˌbərd\

Definition of songbird for English Language Learners

  • : a bird that produces a series of musical sounds : a bird that sings especially in an appealing way

  • : a female singer


SONGBIRD Defined for Kids

songbird

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noun song·bird \ˈsȯŋ-ˌbərd\

Definition of songbird for Students

  1. :  a bird that produces a series of usually musical sounds



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