songbird

[sawng-burd, song-]

noun

a bird that sings.
any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines.
Slang. a woman vocalist.

Nearby words

  1. song of the three children,
  2. song sparrow,
  3. song thrush,
  4. song, bird,
  5. song-bird,
  6. songbook,
  7. songcraft,
  8. songfest,
  9. songful,
  10. songfully

Origin of songbird

First recorded in 1765–75; song + bird

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British Dictionary definitions for songbird

songbird

noun

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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