[ wawr-bler ]
/ ˈwɔr blər /


any of several small, chiefly Old World songbirds of the subfamily Sylviidae.Compare blackcap(def 1), reed warbler.
Also called wood warbler. any of numerous small New World songbirds of the family Parulidae, many species of which are brightly colored.Compare yellow warbler.
a person or thing that warbles.

Origin of warbler

First recorded in 1605–15; warble1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for warbler

/ (ˈwɔːblə) /


a person or thing that warbles
any small active passerine songbird of the Old World subfamily Sylviinae: family Muscicapidae. They have a cryptic plumage and slender bill and are arboreal insectivores
Also called: wood warbler any small bird of the American family Parulidae, similar to the Old World forms but often brightly coloured
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