Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird that sings; a singing bird, or songster.

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Examples

  • In Restless, the boy, played by Dennis Hopper's talented son Henry Hopper, indulges an obsession with staring at corpses, until he too "wakes up" and falls in love with the life-loving song-bird quoting Annabel.

    Karin Badt: Cannes Premiere: Gus Van Sant's Restless Too Calm

  • Deeper problems, too, were much in his mind: he was already at work on “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” but before coming to that let me first show how happy the song-bird was and how divinely he sang when the dreadful cage was opened and he was allowed to use his wings in the heavenly sunshine.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • In this way, "song-bird" coffee demonstrates the full range of biological, ecological, and economic benefits possible in agroforestry

    Agroforestry

  • A song-bird must have a clean beak to chirp with — no false notes!

    A Doll's House

  • The rose makes remarks regarding the nightingale, and where is that delightful song-bird?

    Burlesques

  • We would, indeed, that it were true; but the MOST ILLUSTRIOUS AUDIENCE in the realm prefer FOREIGN melodies to THE NATIVE WOOD-NOTES WILD of the sweet song-bird of Avon.

    Mens Wives

  • During a solo performance by South African song-bird Jennifer

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • “I must keep up with my little song-bird,” she said.

    A Guilty Thing Surprised

  • A bunch of violets for you and Elinor and Mrs. Spicer and the happy song-bird there, and also for Miss Margaret Howes and Mrs. Hiram

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge

  • With hideous outcry the two other Gorgons found the body of Medusa, and, like foul vultures that hunt a little song-bird, they flew in pursuit of Perseus.

    A Book of Myths

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