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dawn chorus Syllabification: dawn cho·rus
Pronunciation: /dôn ˈkôrəs/

Definition of dawn chorus in English:


[in singular]
The singing of a large number of birds before dawn each day, particularly during the breeding season.
Example sentences
  • Such findings support the idea that singing during the dawn chorus is important to defend the territory against rival males or to adjust social relationships among territorial neighbors.
  • The morning burst of birdsong is called the dawn chorus.
  • A poet who didn't wake for a dawn chorus like the ones you get here would be a sad fellow indeed.
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