[sawng-burd, song-]


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

Origin of songbird

First recorded in 1765–75; song + bird Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for songbird

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

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British Dictionary definitions for songbird



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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