Song thrush

Song thrush
Song Song (s[o^]ng; 115), n. [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. s["o]ngr, Goth. saggws. See {Sing}.] 1. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc. ``That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of crickets.'' --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad. [1913 Webster]

3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem. [1913 Webster]

The bard that first adorned our native tongue Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse. [1913 Webster]

This subject for heroic song. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. An object of derision; a laughingstock. [1913 Webster]

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. --Job xxx. 9. [1913 Webster]

6. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song. ``The soldier's pay is a song.'' --Silliman. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Old song}, a trifle; nothing of value. ``I do not intend to be thus put off with an old song.'' --Dr. H. More.

{Song bird} (Zo["o]l.), any singing bird; one of the {Oscines}.

{Song sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), a very common North American sparrow ({Melospiza fasciata}, or {Melospiza melodia}) noted for the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in the center.

{Song thrush} (Zo["o]l.), a common European thrush ({Turdus musicus}), noted for its melodius song; -- called also {mavis}, {throstle}, and {thrasher}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn; descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • song thrush — song′ thrush n. orn a common Eurasian thrush, Turdus philomelos, with a melodious song • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • song thrush — ► NOUN ▪ a thrush with a buff spotted breast and a song in which phrases are repeated two or three times …   English terms dictionary

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  • Song Thrush — Taxobox name = Song Thrush status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=51607|title=Turdus philomelos|downloaded=12 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this species is… …   Wikipedia

  • song thrush — noun common Old World thrush noted for its song • Syn: ↑mavis, ↑throstle, ↑Turdus philomelos • Hypernyms: ↑thrush • Member Holonyms: ↑Turdus, ↑genus Turdus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • song thrush — /ˈsɒŋ θrʌʃ/ (say song thrush) noun a common Eurasian songbird, Turdus philomelos, introduced into Australia (around Melbourne) and New Zealand …   Australian English dictionary

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  • song thrush — noun a thrush with a buff spotted breast and a song in which phrases are repeated two or three times. [Turdus philomelos.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • song thrush — noun Date: 1598 an Old World thrush (Turdus philomelos of the family Turdidae) that is largely brown above with brown spotted white underparts called also mavis, throstle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • song thrush — noun A songbird in the thrush family, found across Eurasia, taxonomic name Turdus philomelos. Syn: mavis, throstle …   Wiktionary

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