Definition of Accentor

1. Noun. Small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia.

Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Genus Prunella, Prunella
Specialized synonyms: Dunnock, Hedge Sparrow, Prunella Modularis, Sparrow



Definition of Accentor

1. n. One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.

Definition of Accentor

1. Noun. (context: zoology) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. ¹

2. Noun. (context: music obsolete) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accentor

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

Medical Definition of Accentor

1. 1. One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. 2. A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. Origin: L. Ad. + cantor singer, canere to sing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accentor

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accension
accensions
accensor
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accent
accent acute
accent grave
accent mark
accent marks
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accenting
accentless
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accentor (current term)
accentors
accents
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Literary usage of Accentor

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1. A History of British Birds by William YARRELL, Howard Saunders, Alfred Newton (1874)
"THE ALPINE accentor accentor alpinus\. accentor, Bechstein f.—Bill strong, broad at the base ; the upper mandible overlapping the lower aml slightly notched ..."

2. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"New Engl. Zool. Club, iii, Jan. 30, 1902, 50 (Volcan de Chiriqui, 5000 to 11000 ft.; coll. EA and O. Bangs). [Catharus] accentor SHARPE, Hand-list, iv. ..."

3. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"ALPINE accentor accentor ... loan of this individual, that I am enabled to present my subscribers with a correct figure of a British-killed Alpine accentor. ..."

4. A history of the birds of Europe not observed in the British Isles / by Charles Robert. Bree (1875)
"First wing primary nearly obsolete, the second nearly as long as the third, which is the longest in the wing. MOUNTAIN accentor. ..."

5. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1853)
"THE ALPINE accentor, as its name implies, inhabits chiefly mountainous countries, ... In manners, the Alpine accentor is a staid and quiet bird, ..."

6. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1853)
"ALPINE accentor. ALPINE WARBLER. COLLARED STARE. accentor alpinus, FLEMING. ... accentor—A chanter—Canto, to sing—(a factitious ^word. ..."

7. A History of the Rarer British Birds by Thomas Campbell Eyton (1836)
"ONLY one species of the genus accentor, the common Hedge- Sparrow, had been enumerated in the British Fauna, before the discovery of the bird before us; ..."

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