Definition of birdsong in US English:

birdsong

noun

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

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

/ˈbərdˌsôNG//ˈbərdˌsɔŋ/