songbird

noun song·bird \ ˈsȯŋ-ˌbərd \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of songbird

1 a : a bird that utters a succession of musical tones
b : an oscine bird
2 : a female singer

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First Known Use of songbird

1573

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SONGBIRD Defined for English Language Learners

songbird

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

noun song·bird \ ˈsȯŋ-ˌbərd \

Definition of songbird for Students

: a bird that produces a series of usually musical sounds


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