a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
- a·vi·a·rist [ey-vee-uh-rist], /ˈeɪ vi ə rɪst/, noun
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How to use aviary in a sentence
The team transported the birds to an aviary about 1,200 meters above sea level and measured their metabolic rate when hovering.High altitudes may be a climate refuge for some birds, but not these hummingbirds | Rachel Crowell | May 26, 2022 | Science News
This one I brought home and kept in my aviary till March, 1868, when it was killed by a Hawk striking it through the wires.Birds of Guernsey (1879) | Cecil Smith
The barracks stirred and muttered, like a vast aviary waking.A World is Born | Leigh Douglass Brackett
An aviary hard by was filled with singing-birds, which warbled the praises of the Creator.
This was the power that peopled the aviary of Goorelka, and had well-nigh conquered all the resistance of my craft.The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete | George Meredith
York House was famous for its aviary, on which Bacon had expended 300.Haunted London | Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for aviary
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
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