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subsong

[suhb-sawng, -song]
noun
  1. an unstructured, often rambling vocalization of low volume heard in young birds and, at the start of the breeding season, in adult birds of certain species.
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Origin of subsong

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British Dictionary definitions for subsong

subsong

noun
  1. a subdued form of birdsong modified from the full territorial song and used by some birds esp in courtship
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