corncrakenoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɔːn.kreɪk/ us /ˈkɔːrn.kreɪk/
Examples from literature
- A corncrake jarred in a hay-field near by, and the small trouts of the brook began to jump.
- And out of the silver-grey fog of darkness came sounds vague and hoarse: a corncrake not far off, sound of a train like a sigh, and distant shouts of men.
- Corncrake sings from eve till morn, Deep in corn, a strenuous bard!
- From this roadside I have seldom heard the corncrake, and never once the grasshopper lark.
- I missed but two birds, the corncrake and the grasshopper lark, and found these another season.