Definition of birdsong in English:

birdsong

noun

mass noun
  • The musical vocalizations of a bird or birds, typically uttered by a male songbird in characteristic bursts or phrases for territorial purposes.

    • ‘Many studies have been done exploring the degree to which birdsong is innate or learned behavior.’
    • ‘The usual explanation for birdsong is that the birds are singing to attract mates or to announce the limits of their territory.’
    • ‘Ornithologists also know something about how birdsong is produced.’
    • ‘The clear tones of birdsong emerge from internal air sacs that can inflate and deflate, much like a bagpipe's bladder.’
    • ‘One can listen to the rustle of woodland leaves or birdsong and view the scurrying wild animals or the graceful gliding swans.’
    • ‘In spring, birds nested in the eaves, the twitterings, cheepings and chorus of birdsong wrecking the soundtrack.’
    • ‘Initially he proposed to explain birdsong as a display, enabling a discerning female to select a mate from among a number of males.’
    • ‘In a second, the air filled with birdsong, the number of birds doubling and redoubling, blocking out the sun.’
    • ‘Usually I'd choose to stop at points where I was hearing more birdsong.’
    • ‘Since the 1970s the woods have been losing their spring chorus of birdsong.’
    • ‘Plus why oh why did they introduce unnecessary twittering birdsong on one track?’
    • ‘Listening to recorded birdsong is only one of many ways on the Internet to tune in to real animal voices.’
    • ‘No more beautiful birdsong, no more beautiful birds flying beautifully in the sky.’
    • ‘The researchers played recordings of birdsong to lure the wrens into nearly invisible net traps.’
    • ‘Alone in a suburb of the same city, my husband away, one afternoon I mistook birdsong for a person whistling inside the house.’
    • ‘The air seethes with birdsong and the noises of farm animals tethered in back yards.’
    • ‘Probably the most distinctive birdsong that I have ever heard belongs to the white-throated sparrow.’
    • ‘So birdsong is a mixture of pre-programmed knowledge of their species song and learning from older singing males.’
    • ‘The faint whistling of birdsong awoke Marcs as it crept into his cell.’
    • ‘Already the air was warm, underscored by a chatter of birdsong and the muted clop-clop from their horse's hooves.’
    trill, trilling, song, cry, warbling, chirp, chirping, chirrup, chirruping, chirr, chirring, cheep, cheeping, twitter, twittering, tweet, tweeting, whistle, whistling, chatter, chattering, squeak, squeaking, pipe, piping, peep, peeping, call, calling
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Pronunciation

birdsong

/ˈbəːdsɒŋ/