warbler

noun war·bler \ ˈwȯr-blər \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of warbler

1 : one that warbles : singer, songster
2 a : any of numerous small chiefly Old World oscine birds (family Sylviidae) many of which are noted songsters and are closely related to the thrushes
b : any of numerous small brightly colored American oscine birds (family Parulidae) with a usually weak and unmusical song called also wood warbler

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First Known Use of warbler

circa 1611

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WARBLER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of warbler for English Language Learners

  • : any one of many different kinds of small singing birds that live in America and Europe


WARBLER Defined for Kids

warbler

noun war·bler \ ˈwȯr-blər \

Definition of warbler for Students

1 : an Old World bird related to the thrush and noted for its musical song
2 : a brightly colored American bird having a song that is usually weak and not musical

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