Definition of sora in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːrə
, ˈsəʊrə
(also sora crake or rail)


A common small brown and grey American crake (bird), 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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