so·​ra | \ ˈsȯr-ə How to pronounce sora (audio) \

Definition of sora

: a small short-billed North American rail (Porzana carolina) common in marshes

Examples of sora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge a Virginia rail, a sora, and a marsh wren continued to be seen., "Bird sightings," 9 Feb. 2020 At Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord reports included a Virginia rail, a sora, a marsh wren, and a field sparrow., "Bird sightings," 2 Feb. 2020 Observers spotted two soras, two stilt sandpipers, two Baird’s sandpipers, and two Western sandpipers., "Bird sightings across the region," 26 Aug. 2019 There was a Northern pintail at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord along with two continuing Virginia rails, a sora, a marsh wren, and a pine warbler., "Bird sightings," 11 Jan. 2020 Two American bitterns and three soras were seen at Great Meadows Refuge in Concord, and there was a least bittern at Belle Isle in East Boston., "Bird sightings," 22 July 2019 At Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area in Halifax, there were six blue-winged teals, a sora, and four sandhill cranes., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 14 Oct. 2019 At Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a hooded merganser, a little blue heron, and a sora were spotted., "Bird sightings across the region," 23 June 2019 Lancaster: At Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, there were three American bitterns, two least bitterns, one sora, two whip-poor-wills, and 26 swamp sparrows., "Bird sightings," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of sora

1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sora

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“Sora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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