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Definition: Turdus musicus
(s[o^]ng; 115), n. [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to
sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. s["o]ngr, Goth. saggws.
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
2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
The bard that first adorned our native tongue
Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song.
4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
This subject for heroic song. --Milton.
5. An object of derision; a laughingstock.
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
--Job xxx. 9.
6. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it
for a song. “The soldier's pay is a song.”
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, a trifle; nothing of value. “I do not intend to
be thus put off with an old song.”
--Dr. H. More.
(Zo["o]l.), any singing bird; one of the
(Zo["o]l.), 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.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European thrush (Turdus musicus
), noted for its melodius song; -- called also
, and thrasher
Syn: Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn;
descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse.
(m[=a]"v[i^]s), n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid,
milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zo["o]l.)
The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus
, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin
to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds
belonging to Turdus
and allied genera. They are noted
for the sweetness of their songs.
Note: Among the best-known European species are the song
thrush or throstle (Turdus musicus
), the missel
thrush (see under Missel
), the European redwing, and
the blackbird. The most important American species are
the wood thrush (Turdus mustelinus
), Wilson's thrush
), the hermit thrush (see under
), Swainson's thrush (Turdus Alici[ae]
the migratory thrush, or American robin (see Robin
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds
more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or
habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush
(or thrasher). See Brown thrush
. See Ant thrush
, and Pitta
, any one of numerous species of Asiatic
timaline birds; -- called also babbler
, any species of bulbul.
. See under Shrike
, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called
from its marbled breast.
. See Nightingale
, any one of several species of Asiatic singing
birds of the genus Cochoa
. They are beautifully colored
birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size
(a) The European dipper.
(b) An American warbler (Seiurus Noveboracensis