Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nightingale.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The first, Stravinsky's "Le chant du rossignol" -- a suite fashioned from his opera based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Nightingale" -- is set at the court of the Chinese emperor.

    Xian Zhang leads lyrical Gil Shaham, richly intricate National Symphony

  • At Olargues, everyone inside the noisy restaurant is watching Barcelona play Real Madrid, while outside, the rossignol assails the night air.

    Wildwood

  • Of course, my comrades Rossignol (rossignol. cream.org) and Walker (botherer. cream.org) who I nothing but love and respect for.

    Videogame Journalism

  • "Un poète est un rossignol qui, assis dans l'obscurité, chante pour égayer de doux sons sa propre solitude."

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Laustic means rossignol means nightingale and this is a Breton lai.

    Even in a little thing

  • Chante, rossignol, chante How long, how long I have loved you.

    Centennial

  • Laustic, I deem, men name it in that country, which, being interpreted, means rossignol in French, and nightingale in good plain

    French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

  • The innumerable, beautifully executed copies of textbook illustrations, solemnly labelled le rossignol, une montre and so on, which he scatters all over his margins, may be meant partly as a joke.

    Benefit Of Clergy: Some Notes On Salvador Dali

  • The Canadians, when they came across the sea, remembering the nightingale of southern France, baptised this little gray minstrel their rossignol, and the country ballads are full of his praise.

    Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness

  • "Deja la ney encrumis la naturo, Tout es tranquille et tout cargo lou dol; Dins lou clouche la brezago murmuro, Et lou tuquet succedo al rossignol: Del mal, helas! bebi jusq'a la ligo, Moun co gemis sans espouer de gari; Plus de bounhur, ey perdut moun amigo, Me cal mouri! me cal mouri!"

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

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