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Definition of "mockingbird" [mockingbird]

  • Any of several species of New World birds of the family Mimidae, especially Mimus polyglottos, a gray and white bird of the southern and eastern United States, noted for the ability to mimic the sounds of other birds. (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 "mockingbird" in a sentence
  • "The mockingbird is a good capture , another bird with great personality."
  • "The parrot and the mockingbird were the property of Madame Lebrun, and they had the right to make all the noise they wished."
  • "To kill a mockingbird is a sin, Finch told his children, because it brings no harm to others."