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[burd-sawng, -song] /ˈbɜrdˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ/
the singing or calling of birds, especially songbirds.
Origin of birdsong Unabridged
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  • There were shadows in Bochyn, for all the sunlight and birdsong and sweetpeas blossom.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • Ivra's voice was shrill and sweet, and rang through the bare woods like a birdsong.

  • "It's a Yankee firm up North," answered Mr. birdsong, masticating slowly.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Mr. birdsong felt in his pocket for his plug and helped himself to a copious chew, meanwhile looking meaningly back at Mr. Milam.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Close on Sheriff birdsong's hurrying heels the judge himself issued forth from the sheriff's office.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • The glaze of unshed tears sprang over Miss birdsong's eyes like gauzy clouds across a summer sky.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Through it came the first low twitter of birdsong, a sound that seemed to swell and grow until it filled the world.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • She lay with her head nestled in the crook of Roger's arm, and the birdsong seemed to come to her from a great distance away.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for birdsong


the musical call of a bird or birds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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