Definitions for nightingaleˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)

    European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song

  2. Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)

    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)

Wiktionary

  1. nightingale(Noun)

    A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.

  2. Origin: and nihtgale

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nightingale(noun)

    a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song

  2. Nightingale(noun)

    a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species

  3. Origin: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a small sylviine bird, of the Passerine family, widely distributed in the Old World, celebrated for the rich love-song of the male heard chiefly at night. [A.S. nihtegaleniht, night, galan, to sing; Ger. nachtigall.]

  2. Nightingale

    nīt′in-gāl, n. a kind of flannel scarf with sleeves, worn by invalids when sitting up in bed. [From the famous Crimean hospital nurse, Florence Nightingale, born 1820.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.

  2. Epictetus:

    Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In a twilight garden, when a brown nightingale starts singing, what is left to a blonde chicken is to remain silent.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In the enemy's territory, be as silent as the owl's wings; in friend's territory, be as cheerful as the nightingale's songs.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You can be a flower in somebody's garden or a pig or the sunshine or a crow or a nightingale! Be something nice in someone else's garden.

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