Definitions for nightingaleˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
night•in•galeˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-(n.)
any of several small Old World birds of the thrush subfamily, esp. Luscinia megarhynchos, of Europe, noted for the melodious song of the male, often heard at night.
Origin of nightingale:
1200–50; ME nightyngale, nightegale, OE nihtegale, c. G Nachtigall, lit., night singer (cf. OE galan sing; akin to yell )
Night•in•galeˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-(n.)
Florence, 1820–1910, English nurse and hospital reformer.
nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)
European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)
English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
nightingale(noun)ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-
a bird that sings beautifully at dusk
A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.
Origin: and nihtgale
a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song
a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species
The common nightingale or simply nightingale, also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.
Translations for nightingale
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small bird with a beautiful song.
- rouxinolPortuguese (BR)
- die NachtigallGerman
- burung bulbulIndonesian
- burung perindu malamMalay
- 夜鶯Chinese (Trad.)
- chim họa myVietnamese
- 夜莺Chinese (Simp.)
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