having the appearance or characteristics of a bird, as quickness, lightness, fragility, etc.: birdlike gestures.

Origin of birdlike

First recorded in 1580–90; bird + -like
Related formsun·bird·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of birdlike

  • This resemblance was furthered by the fact that the man's profile was birdlike.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • She was still scrutinizing him, her head, birdlike, upon one side.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • The birdlike features which had begun to relax hardened once more.

  • Little jets of laughter bubbled from her round, birdlike throat.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Next, bright, shining, birdlike eyes were smiling at him—Mrs. Kukor!