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[burd-lahyk] /ˈbɜrdˌlaɪk/
having the appearance or characteristics of a bird, as quickness, lightness, fragility, etc.:
birdlike gestures.
Origin of birdlike
1580-90; bird + -like
Related forms
unbirdlike, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Suddenly there was the sound of a voice singing loud and clear with birdlike trills, as triumphant as a lark's song to the dawn.

  • Next, bright, shining, birdlike eyes were smiling at him—Mrs. Kukor!

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • He started; his face was a shield's welcome to the birdlike applicant for admission.

  • She hovered round him, birdlike, intent on his every movement.

  • Her respect for the strange, the birdlike man from Down-Under skyrocketed.

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • His head was drawn into his shoulders, which were crumpled things of birdlike bones.

    In the Control Tower Will Mohler
  • So much science, taste, birdlike sweetness, and brilliancy had never before been united in an English singer.

    Great Singers, First Series George T. Ferris
  • This resemblance was furthered by the fact that the man's profile was birdlike.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • Swan whistled the dog to him with a peculiar, birdlike note and called to Lone.

    The Quirt B.M. Bower

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