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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Stunning wren duets are conceived as a whole but sung in two parts, by Ed Yong.
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Origin and Etymology of wren
Middle English wrenne, from Old English wrenna; akin to Old High German rentilo wren
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Wren
Sir Christopher 1632–1723 English architect
WREN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wren for English Language Learners
: a small bird with brown feathers and a short tail that points upward
WREN Defined for Kids
Definition of wren for Students
: a small brown songbird with a short tail that points upward
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