Accentor
Accentor Ac*cen"tor, n. [L. ad. + cantor singer, canere to sing.] 1. (Mus.) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Accentor — (A. Bechst.), so v.w. Flüevogel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Accentor — Accentor, Flüevogel; Accentorinae, Unterfamilie der Sänger (s. Sperlingsvögel) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Accentor — Taxobox name = Accentor image width = 240px image caption = P. montanella (top) and P. modularis (bottom) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Prunellidae familia authority = Richmond …   Wikipedia

  • accentor — /ak sen teuhr, ak sen /, n. any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow. [1815 25; < NL: a genus of such birds, LL: one who sings with another,… …   Universalium

  • accentor — /əkˈsɛntə/ (say uhk sentuh) noun any of various small birds of the genus Prunella, as the alpine accentor, P. collaris, with a black spotted white throat, of mountainous regions of Eurasia and northern Africa. {Medieval Latin, from ad to + cantor …   Australian English dictionary

  • accentor — erškėtžvirbliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prunella angl. accentor vok. Braunelle, f rus. завирушка, f pranc. accenteur, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – erškėtžvirbliniai siauresnis terminas – alpinis erškėtžvirblis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • accentor — n. any bird of the genus Prunella, e.g. the hedge sparrow. Etymology: med.L accentor f. L ad to + cantor singer …   Useful english dictionary

  • accentor — noun /əkˈsɛntə,əkˈsɛntɚ/ A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes …   Wiktionary

  • accentor — songbird Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • accentor — n. Eurasian and African songbird that resemble the sparrow …   English contemporary dictionary

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