[ reed-ling ]
/ ˈrid lɪŋ /
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noun British Dialect.
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Origin of reedling

First recorded in 1820–30; reed + -ling1
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How to use reedling in a sentence

  • At the end of the hedge which is near a brook, a sedge-reedling takes up his residence in the spring.

    Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
  • Here a brook-sparrow or sedge-reedling takes up his quarters in the spring, and chatters on, day and night, through the summer.

    Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
  • The latter sings in one bush and the sedge-reedling in another close together.

    Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
  • This is the appearance of his home when the sedge-reedling returns to it.

    The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for reedling

/ (ˈriːdlɪŋ) /

a titlike Eurasian songbird, Panurus biarmicus, common in reed beds: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc). It has a tawny back and tail and, in the male, a grey-and-black headAlso called: bearded tit
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