warbler

noun
war·​bler | \ ˈwȯr-blər How to pronounce warbler (audio) \

Definition of warbler

1 : one that warbles : singer, songster
2a : 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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Hello, magnolia warblers, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, May 3 Edition," 3 May 2019 Hello, magnolia warblers, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, May 3 Edition," 3 May 2019 Hello, magnolia warblers, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, May 3 Edition," 3 May 2019 Hello, cerulean warblers, and welcome to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, April 19 Edition," 19 Apr. 2019 In addition, Hiles was relying on a warbler survey conducted by Valerie Collins, a biologist with Pape-Dawson Engineers who had been working for a previous property owner — not Hiles. John Tedesco, San Antonio Express-News, "Northwest Side residents vent after acres of trees bulldozed in environmentally sensitive area," 6 July 2018 Kirtland’s warblers build nests each spring at the feet of jack pines between 5 and 23 years old and 5 to 15 feet, which are abundant in the sandy soils of northern Michigan. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, "Feds propose dropping Kirtland's warbler from endangered list," 11 Apr. 2018 Hello, magnolia warblers, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, January 18 Edition," 18 Jan. 2019 Other sightings around the Cape included a worm-eating warbler in the Mashpee River woodlands, an alder flycatcher in South Truro, and five purple martins at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of warbler

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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warbler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of warbler

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

warbler

noun
war·​bler | \ ˈwȯr-blər How to pronounce warbler (audio) \

Kids Definition of warbler

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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