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Definition of "accentor" []

  • Prunella, a genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. (noun)
  • One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. (noun)

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Use "accentor" in a sentence
  • "Passerines such as the black-throated thrush (Turdus ruficollis) or robin accentor (Prunella rubeuloides) winter in this ecoregion."
  • "The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes, such as blood pheasant Ithaginis cruentus, robin accentor Prunella rubeculoides, white-throated redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps, grandala Grandala coelicolor and several rosefinches."
  • "Again, his mysterious "night warbler," to which he so often alludes, was one of our common everyday birds which most school-children know, namely, the oven-bird, or wood-accentor, yet to Thoreau it was a sort of phantom bird upon which his imagination loved to dwell."