Definition of mannikin in English:

mannikin

Line breaks: man|ni¦kin
Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkɪn
 
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noun

  • 1A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically brown, black, and white and often kept as a cage bird.
    • Genus Lonchura, family Estrildidae: many species
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    • Three baby bronze mannikins sit atop their grass nest while mother and father show concern at the entrance perch.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody