so·​ra ˈsȯr-ə How to pronounce sora (audio)
: a small short-billed North American rail (Porzana carolina) common in marshes

Examples of sora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read full article Bristol County: Two Mississippi kitesin North Dighton, a sora and a white-rumped sandpiper at Gooseberry Neck in Westport along with a sooty shearwater offshore there, and a Louisiana waterthrush at the Horton Street Swamp in Dighton., 21 May 2022 In Northampton’s East Meadows, there was a sora, a dickcissel, and a yellow-headed blackbird., 18 Sep. 2021 Plymouth County: three sandhill cranes and a sora at Burrage Pond Wildlife Area in Hanson, and a peregrine falcon at Duxbury Beach., 30 July 2022 Reports included a Virginia rail, a sora, a yellow-breasted chat and a clay-colored sparrow at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, and a blue-gray gnatcatcher in the Belle Isle Cemetery in East Boston., 28 Nov. 2021 Observers also spotted a least bittern, a sora, and an alder flycatcher at Great Meadows Refuge in Concord., 17 July 2021 In Fairhaven, there were reports of a sora, two stilt sandpipers, and an American oystercatcher, and in Dartmouth, a yellow-throated warbler was discovered on private property., 17 Oct. 2021 Observers spotted an alder flycatcher, a sora, and a least bittern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord., 31 July 2021 In Deerfield, a sora and three marsh wrens were tallied., 31 July 2021

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origin unknown

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sora was in 1705

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“Sora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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