song bird

songbird

[sawng-burd, song-]
noun
1.
a bird that sings.
2.
any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines.
3.
Slang. a woman vocalist.

Origin:
1765–75; song + bird

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songbird (ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd)
 
n
1.  any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines, having highly developed vocal organs and, in most, a musical callRelated: oscine
2.  any bird having a musical call
 
Related: oscine

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