Birdcall Bird"call`, n. 1. A sound made in imitation of the note or cry of a bird for the purpose of decoying the bird or its mate. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument of any kind, as a whistle, used in making the sound of a birdcall. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • birdcall — noun Date: circa 1625 1. a device for imitating the cry of a bird 2. the note or cry of a bird; also a sound imitative of it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • birdcall — noun a) The characteristic cry of a bird b) An imitation of this cry …   Wiktionary

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  • birdcall — n. sound that birds make; instrument that imitates the sound of a bird …   English contemporary dictionary

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