Definition of gnatcatcher in English:


Syllabification: gnat·catch·er
Pronunciation: /ˈnatˌkaCHər, -ˌkeCHər


  • A tiny gray-backed New World songbird, with a long tail that is often cocked.
    • Genus Polioptila, family Polioptilidae (or Sylviidae): several species
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    • 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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