Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chiffchaff.

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Examples

  • The first wheatears have returned to the islands, and chiffchaffs and willow warblers are beginning to pass through on their spring journeys.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • So thrilled am I by the boldness of the violets and the contrasting delicacy of the wood sorrel that the search for chiffchaffs has been almost forgotten, but as we leave the wood a hidden bird begins a tentative round of the familiar two-note song before lapsing back into silence.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • The Guardian made music: 'found' sounds and food, chiffchaffs and Labour contenders

    Good to meet you … Tim Skellett

  • The sweetness of robins and chiffchaffs descanted subtly from hazel or elder beneath the harsh, relentless chorus of the rooks in the ash-tops.

    Wildwood

  • By now the more melodic music of the other birds had found its rhythm and built into full flow: the soft cooing of wood-pigeons, the lyrical blackcaps and lesser whitethroats, the piping of robins and wrens, chiffchaffs and the confident glissando of the chaffinches.

    Wildwood

  • In any case, it was easy to love the evidence in my hands: the emargination of the sixth primary of chiffchaffs, the blue-gray of the moulted greater coverts of first-year great tits, the reddish iris color of adult dunnocks, the fat keels of sedge warblers.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Almost all of the migrant reed warblers, chiffchaffs, blackcaps, and sedge warblers that we band are young.

    A Year on the Wing

  • By now the more melodic music of the other birds had found its rhythm and built into full flow: the soft cooing of wood-pigeons, the lyrical blackcaps and lesser whitethroats, the piping of robins and wrens, chiffchaffs and the confident glissando of the chaffinches.

    Wildwood

  • With one eye, my left, I saw the passing road: tall stalks of wandflower standing upright above a patch of snow, and a flock of chiffchaffs stripping the last berries from a rowan tree.

    Wildfire

  • With one eye, my left, I saw the passing road: tall stalks of wandflower standing upright above a patch of snow, and a flock of chiffchaffs stripping the last berries from a rowan tree.

    Wildfire

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