Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, one who sings the leading part. [F. accenteur.] In ornithology: [capitalized] A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ. A. modularis is the European hedge-sparrow, hedge-warbler, shuffle-wing, or dunnock. Bechstein, 1802. See
- n. A name sometimes applied to the golden-crowned thrush or oven-bird, Siurus auricapillus, a well-known passerine bird of the United States, of the family Sylvicolidæ.
- n. zoology Prunella, a genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.
- n. music, obsolete One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.), obsolete One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.
- n. small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
“Passerines such as the black-throated thrush (Turdus ruficollis) or robin accentor (Prunella rubeuloides) winter in this ecoregion.”
“The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes, such as blood pheasant Ithaginis cruentus, robin accentor Prunella rubeculoides, white-throated redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps, grandala Grandala coelicolor and several rosefinches.”
“Again, his mysterious "night warbler," to which he so often alludes, was one of our common everyday birds which most school-children know, namely, the oven-bird, or wood-accentor, yet to Thoreau it was a sort of phantom bird upon which his imagination loved to dwell.”
“Sylviidae Friendly bush-warbler Bradypterus accentor”
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