songbird

[ sawng-burd, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋˌbɜrd, ˈsɒŋ- /

noun

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
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songbird

/ (ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd) /

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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