wren

noun \ ˈren \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of wren

1 :any of a family (Troglodytidae) of small typically brownish oscine singing birds; especially :a very small widely distributed bird (Troglodytes troglodytes) that has a short erect tail and is noted for its song
2 :any of various small singing birds resembling the true wrens in size and habits

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Origin and Etymology of wren

Middle English wrenne, from Old English wrenna; akin to Old High German rentilo wren


Wren

biographical name \ ˈren \

Definition of Wren

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WREN Defined for English Language Learners

wren

noun

Definition of wren for English Language Learners

  • : a small bird with brown feathers and a short tail that points upward


WREN Defined for Kids

wren

noun \ ˈren \

Definition of wren for Students

:a small brown songbird with a short tail that points upward


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