birdsong birdsong  /ˈbɜrd ˌsɔŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the characteristic sound produced by a bird

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Usage(s):

  1. It was in the spring of 1947 that the 31-year-old Arthur Miller heard the sweetest--and most profound--birdsong of his life.
  2. There is nothing so terrible as birdsong when you crawl home after a Friday night, wearing your liver on your hip and reeking of secondhand smoke.

News

  1. Religion Today for June 9, 2013

    When religious tourists travel to Israel looking for the land where Jesus walked, they often anticipate pleasant, peaceful places. Their expectations may include a quaint lakeside village of Capernaum, a town such as Chorazim nestled among gently rolling hills, a moderate climate, lush farmland or quiet woodlands filled with birdsong.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  2. Taking time to savor the Cape’s birdlife

    The smell of the sea and a chorus of birdsong greet me at the entrance to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. In the distance, you can hear the loud honking of Canada geese, while in the nearby bushes, I spot a red-winged blackbird, white-crowned sparrow, and the orange-and-brown rufous-sided towhee.        
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "He basically created a psychological barrier for us," Mason coach Jim Larranaga said of Sanders. "We went inside a couple times early, Darryl Monroe and Louis Birdsong had opportunities that he either altered or what have you. We never got...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Jim Larranaga Source: Inside NoVA

  2. "The Arkansas ownership and management team combines an established and successful local businessman in Larry Crain with an experienced and knowledgeable basketball mind in Otis Birdsong," Stern said.
    on Apr 26, 2005 By: David Stern Source: SI.com

  3. "Wildlife is facing serious threats almost everywhere. In too many places around the world our forests are empty and silentdevoid even of birdsong," said Dr. Jane Goodall of the Goodall Institute. "In the United States, the Endangered Species...
    on May 4, 2004 By: Jane Goodall Source: Common Dreams (press release)

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