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ˈmeɪ vɪsmavis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. song thrush, mavis, throstle, Turdus philomelosnoun

    common Old World thrush noted for its song


  1. mavisnoun

    song thrush.

    Etymology: From the Queen Mab.

  2. Mavisnoun

    A female given name from English.

    "Rather an odd name, Mavis, isn't it?" I at last ventured to observe. "Yes, - but it suits her wonderfully. She sings quite as sweetly as any thrush, so she merits her designation."

    Etymology: Coined in the end of the 19th century from a poetical name for the song thrush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mavisnoun

    the European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus)

    Etymology: [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.]


  1. Mavis

    Mavis is the name of two fictional characters who first appeared in the DC Comics' universe. In the Golden Age Wonder Woman series, the first character served as a Nazi provocateur. Later, Mavis Trent, an unrelated character appeared in the Silver Age Hawkman series as a Midway City museum archaeologist with a crush on the title character.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mavis

    mā′vis, n. the song-thrush. [Fr. mauvis; prob. from Bret. milfid, a mavis.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mavis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mavis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mavis in a Sentence

  1. Geddes Scott:

    Nurse Mavis Charles-France told me Nurse Mavis Charles-France was scared, nurse Mavis Charles-France was crossing Nurse Mavis Charles-France fingers and hoping.

  2. Stephen Colbert ':

    We've finally come to the end of 'The Colbert Report,' nine great years, 1,447 wonderful episodes -- I've just got too many people to thank. So I'll just thank Mavis Staples. Mavis, if you could just call everybody tomorrow, that would be great. ... OK, that's the show. From eternity, I'm Stephen Colbert.

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