Definition of aviary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈāvēˌerē/

noun (plural aviaries)

A large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in.
Example sentences
  • Adult captive birds were observed in aviaries and zoos in England, Germany, and the USA.
  • As ornamental birds in an aviary or large cage setup, this is true.
  • At the end of the breeding season phase, we removed birds from their home aviaries and conducted a mating competency tournament.


Late 16th century: from Latin aviarium, from avis 'bird'.

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Syllabification: a·vi·ar·y

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