Carolina wren

  1. a large wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus, of the U.S., having a musical call.

Origin of Carolina wren

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Words Nearby Carolina wren Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Carolina wren in a sentence

  • Its freely uttered song is a loud, clear two-syllabled whistle, in tone like the voice of the Carolina wren or Cardinal.

    What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman
  • The Carolina wren is a bird of the woods, whose loud, musical whistles are among the most conspicuous of southern bird notes.

    What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman
  • Now the Carolina wren sings, ‘cheerily, cheerily, cheerily.’

  • The Carolina wren frequents the undergrowth in thickets; he is the most nervously active of all the wrens.

    Endurance Test | Alan Douglas