Definition of blackcap in English:



  • 1A mainly European warbler with a black cap in the male and a reddish-brown one in the female.

    • ‘It is expected the chorus will include the blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff and others.’
    • ‘We have planted over 800 native trees along the embankment, creating a wonderful habitat for warblers such as whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap.’
    • ‘The cuckoo arrived five days early this year, and birds like the blackcap and the chiffchaff are increasingly over-wintering in the UK rather than migrating to Africa.’
    • ‘The researchers cite as an example the European blackcap, a bird that traditionally breeds in Germany and then migrates southwest for the winter to Spain and Portugal.’
    • ‘Great-spotted woodpeckers drum while chiffchaffs, blackcaps, chaffinches and wrens sing their hearts out.’
  • 2North American The black-capped chickadee.