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mockingbird Syllabification: mock·ing·bird
Pronunciation: /ˈmäkiNGˌbərd/

Definition of mockingbird in English:


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A long-tailed thrushlike songbird with grayish plumage, found mainly in tropical America and noted for its mimicry of the calls and songs of other birds.
Example sentences
  • Francis gives a similar explanation for the exceptional mimicry of mockingbirds, suggesting that mimicry itself was not favored by natural selection.
  • Although first cousin to the melodious mockingbird, a catbird's song is seldom musical.
  • In Massachusetts winter residents include chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, titmice, cardinals, and mockingbirds.
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