Meaning of “blackbird” in the English Dictionary

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"blackbird" in British English

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blackbirdnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblæk.bɜːd/ us /ˈblæk.bɝːd/

Examples from literature

  • A blackbird in the garden of the Square was uttering a long, low, chuckling trill. 
  • I caught more worms, too, than any of the blackbirds. 
  • Only the blackbirds and thrushes can sing-up this day, and cuckoos over the hill. 
  • The whistling of a blackbird near my head woke me and I saw the sun was getting high. 
  • There are quantities of young blackbirds in these islands just beginning to fly. 

(Definition of “blackbird” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)