any of several small, larklike birds, especially a pipit.

Origin of titlark

First recorded in 1660–70; tit1 + lark1
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Examples from the Web for titlark

Historical Examples of titlark

  • From this and the season, and the size and color of the bird, I knew he had seen the pipit or titlark.

  • You cannot generalise from the actions of an individual as you may safely do in the case of a titlark or a gull or a donkey.

    The Land's End

    W. H. Hudson

  • The melody of singing birds ranks as follows: The nightingale first, then the linnet, titlark, sky lark and wood lark.

  • Or why it is permissible to slay a minute bird such as a snipe, while a titlark is on no account to be touched.

  • Hearing a titlark singing his loudest, I found him perched on the rim of a tub placed for horses to drink from.

    Nature Near London

    Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for titlark



another name for the pipit, esp the meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)

Word Origin for titlark

C17: from tit 1 + lark 1
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