Definition of mockingbird in English:

mockingbird

noun

  • A long-tailed thrush-like songbird with greyish plumage, found mainly in tropical America and noted for its mimicry of the calls and songs of other birds.

    • ‘Francis gives a similar explanation for the exceptional mimicry of mockingbirds, suggesting that mimicry itself was not favored by natural selection.’
    • ‘He did make an observation about how similar Galapagos mockingbirds were to those of mainland South America, but he missed the lesson of the finches entirely.’
    • ‘Although first cousin to the melodious mockingbird, a catbird's song is seldom musical.’
    • ‘The true song of a mockingbird is hard to detect, since they imitate other birds and sounds.’
    • ‘In Massachusetts winter residents include chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, titmice, cardinals, and mockingbirds.’

Pronunciation:

mockingbird

/ˈmɒkɪŋbəːd/