Definition of sora in English:


Syllabification: so·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrə
(also sora crake or rail)


  • A common small brown and gray American rail, frequenting marshes.
    • Porzana carolina, family Rallidae
    More example sentences
    • I practiced some birding by ear, hearing but not seeing a sora rail and eastern wood pewee, plus the bird that says ‘cow cat!’
    • It reminded me of a story Bud Tordoff told me about a male peregrine falcon who was good at skimming right on top of the water and would bring back sora and pied-billed grebes.


early 18th century: probably from an American Indian language.

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