Definition of Birdcall

1. Noun. The characteristic sound produced by a bird. "A bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"

Exact synonyms: Birdsong, Call, Song
Generic synonyms: Animal Communication
Specialized synonyms: Bell-like Call, Two-note Call
Derivative terms: Call, Call, Sing, Songster



2. Noun. A device for imitating a birdcall.
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Device

Definition of Birdcall

1. n. A sound made in imitation of the note or cry of a bird for the purpose of decoying the bird or its mate.

Definition of Birdcall

1. Noun. The characteristic cry of a bird ¹

2. Noun. An imitation of this cry ¹

3. Noun. A device used to imitate this cry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Birdcall

1. the call of a bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birdcall

bird unit
bird vetch
bird watcher
bird watchers
bird watching
birdbath
birdbaths
birdbolt
birdbolts
birdbrain
birdbrained
birdbrains
birdcage
birdcage mask
birdcages
birdcall (current term)
birdcalls
birdcare
birdcatcher
birdcatchers
birdcatching
birddog
birddogged
birddogging
birddogs
birde
birded
birder
birders
birdes

Literary usage of Birdcall

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1. English Book-illustration of To-day: Appreciations of the Work of Living by Wilhelm Alexander Freund, Rose Esther Dorothea Sketchley (1903)
"... wood-nurtured, untamed, setting his lusty strength against the strength of the brutes, hearing the birdcall then, and following the white bird to issues ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William M. Lacy (1889)
"... fide holders for value are protected at law and in equity and against such equity will not interfere. birdcall r. ..."

3. Journal of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the Protestant by Episcopal Church (1850)
"Elias birdcall; morning prayer was read by the ReV. Mr. Birdsall, and the lessons by the Rev. Nathaniel R. High, Deacon, and the sermon preached by the Rev. ..."

4. Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum by Francis Bacon, James Edwin Creighton (1899)
"Flattery is fowling with a birdcall. The deformity of flattery is comedy; but the injury, tragedy. To convey good counsel is a hard task. ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"birdcall, (berd'-kawl) n. ». A pipe with which fowlers allure birds, by the imitation of their notes. BIRDCATCHER, (berd'-katsh-er) n.». ..."

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