firebird

[ fahyuh r-burd ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbɜrd /

noun

any of several small birds having bright red or orange plumage, especially the Baltimore oriole.

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Origin of firebird

First recorded in 1815–25; fire + bird

Definition for firebird (2 of 2)

Firebird, The
[ fahyuh r-burd ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbɜrd /

noun

a ballet (1910) with music by Stravinsky.
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Example sentences from the Web for firebird

  • When we played the Stravinsky pieces here, for instance, his Pétrouschka and Firebird had not yet been heard.

    Violin Mastery|Frederick H. Martens
  • The sea piled itself into waves with crests of foam, and the firebird came flying from the other side of the world.

  • Peter had heard him called the Firebird, and now he understood why.

  • Dost thou know the firebird, with his coat of red, and the yellow finches and the bluebirds?

    A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for firebird

firebird
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd) /

noun

mainly US any of various songbirds having a bright red plumage, esp the Baltimore oriole
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