Definición de catbird en inglés:

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catbird

Pronunciación: /ˈkatbəːd/

sustantivo

1A long-tailed American songbird of the mockingbird family, with mainly dark grey or black plumage and catlike mewing calls.
  • Two genera and species, family Mimidae
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Not only is the Cape flush with cardinals, towhees, mockingbirds, catbirds, goldfinches and woodpeckers, its birds of the shore entice many a visitor here.
  • We saw lots of catbirds, blackbirds, mockingbirds, cardinals, crows, and grackles.
  • Although first cousin to the melodious mockingbird, a catbird's song is seldom musical.
2A thickset Australasian bird of the bowerbird family, having a loud call like a yowling cat.
  • Genus Ailuroedus (and Scenopoeetes), family Ptilonorhynchidae: several species

Frases

in the catbird seat

North American informal In a superior or advantageous position: we’ll stay in the catbird seat in international agriculture
Said to be an allusion to a baseball player in the fortunate position of having no strikes and therefore three balls still to play (a reference made in James Thurber's short story The Catbird Seat)
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • For several years, design professionals sat in the catbird seat, able to parlay personnel shortages in a boom market into significant pay and benefit packages.
  • They enjoy being in the catbird seat, perched at a high elevation, with a commanding view of a vast expanse of open air, high above the landmass below.
  • ‘Michael wants to know how the view is up there in the catbird seat,’ Norris replied.
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