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a sound made by a bird.
a sound imitating that of a bird.
a device used to imitate the sound of a bird.
Historical Examples

The King of Ireland’s Son Padraic Colum
The School of Recreation (1696 edition) Robert Howlett
Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer Rena I. Halsey
Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
An American Girl in Munich Mabel W. Daniels
John Thorndyke’s Cases R. Austin Freeman
The Bright Face of Danger Robert Neilson Stephens
Madelon Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung

the characteristic call or song of a bird
an imitation of this
an instrument imitating the call of a bird, used esp by hunters or bird-catchers


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