Share this entry

Share this page

dunnock

Line breaks: dun|nock
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌnək/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of dunnock in English:

noun

A small European songbird of the accentor family, with a dark grey head and a reddish-brown back. Also called hedge sparrow.
  • Prunella modularis, family Prunellidae

Origin

Middle English: apparently from dun1 (from its brown and grey plumage) + -ock.

Definition of dunnock in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vigesimal
Pronunciation: ˌvīˈjesəm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty