Definition of bird call in English:

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bird call

Pronunciation: /ˈbərd ˌkôl/

noun

1A note uttered by a bird for the purpose of contact, alarm, or marking its territory.
Example sentences
  • As the moon was waxing and a nasty storm had just moved through, I was sitting near an open window about 8pm when I heard it… a distinctive bird call not like the usual night birds I hear.
  • We had left the woods and were walking on the other side of the fence bordering the park when we heard an unfamiliar bird call.
  • Canary creates a spectrogram, or visual representation of each bird call.
1.1An instrument imitating a bird call, used especially by hunters.
Example sentences
  • Supporters counter that it is no more unfair than using bird calls and decoys to attract birds or using baited hooks to catch fish.
  • New Agers of either sex will have collections full of warbling pan pipes, waterfalls and bird calls.
  • Students were carving birds, making bird calls (this was a surprisingly big group), making leather bracelets, candles, and glass jewelery, as well as doing some pottery.

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