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Definition of "hummingbird" []

  • Any of numerous New World birds of the family Trochilidae, usually very small in size and having brilliant iridescent plumage, a long slender bill, and wings capable of beating very rapidly, thereby enabling the bird to hover. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hummingbird" in a sentence
  • "Then, without warning he zipped off the branch doing something I call the hummingbird dance, which is an aerial display of avian acrobatics at lightning speed."
  • "I think Kristin's image of a hummingbird is "le mot juste" for Newforest!!"
  • "As I type, a hummingbird is feasting at the honeysuckle outside my window."