[ sawng-burd, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋˌbɜrd, ˈsɒŋ- /
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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How to use songbird in a sentence
Yet I cannot fly out alone—a poor defenceless song-bird, amongst all the crows and hawks.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
A song bird was a rare visitor to these parts, but he was too lazy and too absorbed to look up.The Keepers of the King's Peace|Edgar Wallace
But that glorious telegram rustled in her breast like a captive song-bird, and before going to bed she wrote to David Rossi again.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
The gruff, surly tone of Cunningham was answered by one as sweet as the note of a song bird.Rodney, the Ranger|John V. Lane
You have already made a law that no one shall kill a harmless song bird or destroy our nests or our eggs.Bird Day; How to prepare for it|Charles Almanzo Babcock
British Dictionary definitions for songbird
/ (ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd) /
any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines, having highly developed vocal organs and, in most, a musical callRelated adjective: oscine
any bird having a musical call
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