vesper sparrow

  1. a common finch, Pooecetes gramineus, of fields and pastures in North America, noted for its evening song.

Origin of vesper sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

Words Nearby vesper sparrow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vesper sparrow in a sentence

  • Like the meadowlark again, the vesper sparrow occasionally sings as it soars upward from its grassy home.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • And when you go home tired after sundown, vesper sparrow will tell you how grateful we are.

    Bird Day; How to prepare for it | Charles Almanzo Babcock
  • In form and color it is much like our vesper sparrow, except that the head of the male has a light yellow tinge.

    Fresh Fields | John Burroughs
  • Through the stillness the whispers of the great elm on the lawn could be heard blending with the song of a vesper sparrow.

    The Wall Between | Sara Ware Bassett
  • The strain opens with smooth, sweet notes almost exactly like the introductory syllables of the vesper sparrow.

    A Florida Sketch-Book | Bradford Torrey