Definition of songbird
1a : a bird that utters a succession of musical tonesb : an oscine bird
2 : a female singer
Recent Examples of songbird from the Web
Whales and songbirds produce sounds resembling human music, and chimpanzees and crows use tools.
Patterson signed the proclamation after a poll of Oregon schoolchildren, led by Audubon, pegged the songbird as the top choice.
Azealia Banks may have dropped a new single this month, but the artist has garnered attention for her recent comments about R&B songbird SZA.
But their contribution extends well beyond the riverbanks because their carcasses, dragged into the forests by bears, also nourish mosses, trees, insects, songbirds, wolves, and more.
Dozens of hummingbirds buzz from flower to flower while songbirds frequent several feeders strung on trees.
Added bonus: sightings of all sorts of songbirds, plus ducks, hawks, great blue herons and (rarely) bald eagles.
Researchers are embarking on a two-year project to better understand how songbirds use the forests in Maine and New Hampshire.
Mayor emphasized that the researchers selected the 48 songbird species to study because they were commonly spotted.
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First Known Use of songbird
SONGBIRD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of songbird for Students
: a bird that produces a series of usually musical sounds
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