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Definition of "kingbird" []

  • Any of various American flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, especially T. tyrannus. (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 "kingbird" in a sentence
  • "The kingbird is the best dressed member of the family, but he is a braggart; and, though always snubbing his neighbors, is an arrant coward, and shows the white feather at the slightest display of pluck in his antagonist."
  • "I saw a kingbird on a telephone wire as I pedaled out and a redwinged blackbird as I rode back."
  • "Mid morning, my first eastern kingbird of the season perched on a piece of driftwood behind me and made his presence known."