Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: dis|plume
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈpluːm

Definition of displume in English:


[with object] rare
Remove feathers from (a bird).
Example sentences
  • The Owl will hoot that cannot sing, Spite will displume the muse's wing.
  • The storm displumes my wings.
  • The process of displuming the birds is simple enough.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day libretto
Pronunciation: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
the text of an opera…