Origin of nightingale
Related Words for nightingaleartist, musician, voice, diva, soloist, crooner, vocalist, troubadour, songbird, songster, minstrel, artiste, warbler, chorister, accompanist, chanter, chanteuse, intoner, melodist, serenader
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Contemporary Examples of nightingale
She reaches across the years, back to A Million Nightingale and onward to Take One Candle Light a Room.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
Historical Examples of nightingale
Though you go to bed with the nightingale, you rise with the lark.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
A nightingale was singing somewhere in the elm trees which bordered the garden.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
What does the nightingale care for a golden cage when he can get a twig?The Manxman
I was indescribably grieved to read of the death of Nightingale.
It is just the case of Kittermaster, Nightingale, or Scottie, isn't it?
Word Origin for nightingale
Old English næctigalæ, nihtegale, compound formed in Proto-Germanic (cf. Dutch nachtegaal, German Nachtigall) from *nakht- "night" (see night) + *galon "to sing," related to Old English giellan "yell" (see yell). With parasitic -n- that appeared mid-13c. Dutch nightingale "frog" is attested from 1769. In Japanese, "nightingale floor" is said to be the term for boards that creak when you walk on them.
French rossignol (Old French lousseignol) is, with Spanish ruiseñor, Portuguese rouxinol, Italian rosignuolo, from Vulgar Latin *rosciniola, dissimilated from Latin lusciniola "nightingale," diminutive of luscinia "nightingale."