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Princeton's WordNet

  1. New World blackbird, blackbirdnoun

    any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black

  2. blackbird, merl, merle, ouzel, ousel, European blackbird, Turdus merulanoun

    common black European thrush


  1. blackbirdnoun

    A (common) true thrush, Turdus merula, found in woods and gardens over much of Eurasia, and introduced elsewhere.

  2. blackbirdnoun

    A variety of New World birds of the family Icteridae (26 species of icterid bird).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blackbirdnoun

    The name of a bird.

    Etymology: from black and bird.

    Of singing birds, they have linnets, goldfinches, blackbirds, thrushes, and divers others. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.

    A schoolboy ran unto’t, and thought
    The crib was down, the blackbird caught. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird is a song by the American rock band Alter Bridge from their album of the same name, which was released on October 8, 2007, by Universal Republic. At nearly eight minutes long, it is the band's longest song to date. It has received critical acclaim since its release, having often been cited as the crowning point of both the album and the band's career by critics, fans, and the band members themselves. In March 2011, Guitarist magazine listed the song's guitar solo, which is performed by both Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti, as the greatest guitar solo of all time.


  1. blackbird

    A blackbird is a type of true thrush bird that is characterized by its dark feathers, usually black or dark brown. It belongs to the Turdidae family and is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The males are typically black with a yellow eye-ring and the females are a less-distinguished brown. Blackbirds are known for their distinctive and melodious song. They are omnivorous, feeding on insects, fruits, and earthworms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blackbirdnoun

    in England, a species of thrush (Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelaeus phoeniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blackbird is ranked #45105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Blackbird surname appeared 475 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Blackbird.

    53.2% or 253 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    37.4% or 178 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbird in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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