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[sawng-burd, song-]
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  1. a bird that sings.
  2. any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines.
  3. Slang. a woman vocalist.
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Origin of songbird

First recorded in 1765–75; song + bird
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Related Words for songbird

lark, wren, canary, pipit, serin, oscine, vireo

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British Dictionary definitions for songbird


  1. any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines, having highly developed vocal organs and, in most, a musical callRelated adjective: oscine
  2. any bird having a musical call
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