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bird call

or birdcall

a sound made by a bird.
a sound imitating that of a bird.
a device used to imitate the sound of a bird.
Origin of bird call
First recorded in 1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Law-r-ence," clear as a bird call came the voice from within.

    The Major Ralph Connor
  • But what broke now was no bird call, no isolated tree falling.

    Voodoo Planet Andre Norton
  • He heard a night bird call, fought himself to wakefulness, then went to sleep with his cheek on the rifle.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Just then, from somewhere in the woods, she heard a shrill whistle unlike any bird call.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
  • Certainly it was a pretty fancy to have each member respond to her name by giving the bird call of her group.

  • Lois did not think it tangibly, but it was to her as if the blossom scent and the bird call came out of her own future.

    Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Strong grimy fingers went to his lips and a low cautious whistle, more like a bird call issued forth, musical as any wild note.

    The City of Fire Grace Livingston Hill
  • On your way back with the bird call upon me, my dear son, and I will give you a good present for your trouble.

  • This cry is heard only in the hot weather, and the warmer the day the more vigorously does the bird call.

    Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for bird call

bird call

the characteristic call or song of a bird
an imitation of this
an instrument imitating the call of a bird, used esp by hunters or bird-catchers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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