song sparrow

song sparrow
noun Date: 1810 a North American sparrow (Melospiza melodia of the family Emberizidae) that is brownish above and white below with brownish streaks on the breast and that has a melodious song

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  • song sparrow — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Song sparrow — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • song sparrow — song′ spar row n. orn a common North American sparrow, Melospiza melodia, that nests in brush and high grass • Etymology: 1800–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • song sparrow — noun a sparrow like North American bird related to the buntings, noted for its constant and characteristic song. [Melospiza melodia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • song sparrow — noun small songbird common in North America • Syn: ↑Melospiza melodia • Hypernyms: ↑New World sparrow • Member Holonyms: ↑Melospiza, ↑genus Melospiza …   Useful english dictionary

  • song sparrow — a small emberizine songbird, Melospiza melodia, common in North America. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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