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[tit-lahrk] /ˈtɪtˌlɑrk/
any of several small, larklike birds, especially a pipit.
Origin of titlark
First recorded in 1660-70; tit1 + lark1 Unabridged
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  • From this and the season, and the size and color of the bird, I knew he had seen the pipit or titlark.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • You cannot generalise from the actions of an individual as you may safely do in the case of a titlark or a gull or a donkey.

    The Land's End W. H. Hudson
  • The melody of singing birds ranks as follows: The nightingale first, then the linnet, titlark, sky lark and wood lark.

  • Or why it is permissible to slay a minute bird such as a snipe, while a titlark is on no account to be touched.

  • Hearing a titlark singing his loudest, I found him perched on the rim of a tub placed for horses to drink from.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
  • On inquiry I found that some weeks before, the boys discovered a titlark's nest in the ground close to their cricket-piece.

    Baby Chatterbox Anonymous
  • The scene of the tragedy was the nest of a pipit, or titlark, on the ground beneath a heather-bush.

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson
  • In figure it is more slender than the sky-lark; the plumage resembles that of the crested lark, and the form that of the titlark.

  • Near me a titlark every few minutes rose from the sward, and spreading his wings came down aslant, singing with all his might.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • All through the long dark winter the wren and titlark sing cheerfully.

British Dictionary definitions for titlark


another name for the pipit, esp the meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Word Origin
C17: from tit1 + lark1
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