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Definition of "warbler" []

  • Any of various small New World songbirds of the family Parulidae, many of which have brightly colored plumage or markings, as the redstart and the chat. Also called wood warbler. (noun)
  • Any of various small, often brownish or grayish Old World songbirds of the family Silviidae, as the blackcap and the whitethroat. (noun)
  • Music One that warbles; a singer. (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 "warbler" in a sentence
  • "The revelation that his favorite warbler is Celine Dion?"
  • "David Stuart pondered over it that night, as he paced his chamber, restless and sleepless; pondered over it as he stood and saw the pale morning star melt into the hues of sunrise; and heard the confused chirping of a thousand birds, change to the clear distinct song by which every matin warbler raised its separate hymn to the Creator; to Him "who made the lesser light to rule the night, and the greater light to rule the day.""
  • "The yellow warbler is cleverly introduced into the story, and because it’s not a main part, makes it all the more memorable."