Definition of gnatcatcher in English:

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gnatcatcher

Pronunciation: /ˈnatˌkaCHər/
/ˈnatˌkeCHər/

noun

A tiny gray-backed New World songbird, with a long tail that is often cocked.
  • Genus Polioptila, family Polioptilidae (or Sylviidae): several species.
Example sentences
  • Titmice, chickadees, gnatcatchers, grackles, and swifts came and went.
  • A rainbow of darts shoots through the limbs - a capeful of purple finch, three blue-gray gnatcatchers, a pair of cedar waxwings, and countless ruby-crowned kinglets.
  • Hence, the quail and the gnatcatcher might both be relatively recent arrivals in the north.

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Syllabification: gnat·catch·er

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