subsong

subsong

[suhb-sawng, -song]
noun
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.

Origin:
sub- + song

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subsong (ˈsʌbˌsɒŋ)
 
n
a subdued form of birdsong modified from the full territorial song and used by some birds esp in courtship

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