Definition of mynah in English:

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mynah

Pronunciation: /ˈmīnə/
(also myna or mynah bird)

noun

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An Asian and Australasian starling that typically has dark plumage, gregarious behavior, and a loud call.
  • Family Sturnidae: several genera and species, in particular the hill mynah (Gracula religiosa), which is popular as a pet bird because of its ability to mimic the human voice
Example sentences
  • Sparrows, starlings, Indian mynahs and feral pigeons rarely visit Australian gardens, which welcome an array of colourful native birds.
  • Soil can be seeded within monoculture grass, or trees can be planted widely apart so that they do not become roosts for mynas and starlings.
  • There are even a few rare records of mynas attacking people.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Hindi mainā.

Words that rhyme with mynah

angina, assigner, china, consignor, decliner, definer, Dinah, diner, diviner, forty-niner, hardliner, incliner, Indo-China, liner, maligner, Medina, miner, minor, recliner, refiner, Regina, Salina, Shekinah, shiner, signer, South Carolina, Steiner, twiner, whiner

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Syllabification: my·nah

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