Definition of sora in English:

sora

(also sora crake, rail)

Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːrə//ˈsəʊrə/

noun

  • A common small brown and grey American crake (bird), frequenting marshes.

    • ‘It reminded me of a story Bud Tordoff told me about a male peregrine falcon who was good at skimming right on top of the water and would bring back sora and pied-billed grebes.’
    • ‘I practiced some birding by ear, hearing but not seeing a sora rail and eastern wood pewee, plus the bird that says ‘cow cat!’’

Origin

Early 18th century: probably from an American Indian language.

Pronunciation:

sora

/ˈsɔːrə//ˈsəʊrə/