Definition of “flycatcher” - English Dictionary

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“flycatcher” in English

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flycatchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflaɪˌkætʃ.ər/ us /ˈflaɪˌkætʃ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Above the blue, unruffled pools green flycatchers darted, and rollers spread metallic wings. 
  • Among the birds, doves and flycatchers were most commonly seen, one species of the latter frequently dazzling our eyes with its brilliant vermilion plumage. 
  • Flycatchers snap up the weevils near trees and shrubbery. 
  • From the great-crested to the little green flycatcher, their ways and general habits are the same. 
  • It is almost impossible for any insectivorous bird except a flycatcher to take a moth or a butterfly on the wing. 

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