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[ak-sen-ter, ak-sen-]
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  1. any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow.

Origin of accentor

1815–25; < New Latin: a genus of such birds, Late Latin: one who sings with another, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + -centor, combining form of cantor singer; see cantor
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Historical Examples

  • Alpine Warbler (Accentor alpīnus), a European bird of the same genus as the hedge-sparrow.

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British Dictionary definitions for accentor


  1. any small sparrow-like songbird of the genus Prunella, family Prunellidae, which inhabit mainly mountainous regions of Europe and AsiaSee also hedge sparrow
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