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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. common Old World thrush noted for its song;
[syn: song thrush, mavis, throstle, Turdus philomelos]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Song \Song\ (s[o^]ng; 115), n. [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. s["o]ngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.] 1. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc. "That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of crickets." --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad. [1913 Webster] 3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem. [1913 Webster] The bard that first adorned our native tongue Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse. [1913 Webster] This subject for heroic song. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. An object of derision; a laughingstock. [1913 Webster] And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. --Job xxx. 9. [1913 Webster] 6. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song. "The soldier's pay is a song." --Silliman. [1913 Webster +PJC] Old song, a trifle; nothing of value. "I do not intend to be thus put off with an old song." --Dr. H. More. Song bird (Zool.), any singing bird; one of the Oscines. Song sparrow (Zool.), a very common North American sparrow (Melospiza fasciata, or Melospiza melodia) noted for the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in the center. Song thrush (Zool.), a common European thrush (Turdus musicus), noted for its melodius song; -- called also mavis, throstle, and thrasher. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn; descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mavis \Ma"vis\ (m[=a]"v[i^]s), n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zool.) The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus). [1913 Webster] Mavournin
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mavis n 1: common Old World thrush noted for its song [syn: song thrush, mavis, throstle, Turdus philomelos]




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