Definitions for nightingale
ˈnaɪt nˌgeɪl, ˈnaɪ tɪŋ-nightin·gale
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nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchosnoun
European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lampnoun
English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.
Etymology: and nihtgale
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from night and galan, Saxon, to sing; galm, Teutonick, is a sound or echo.
The nightingale, if she should sing by day,
When every goose is crackling, would be thought
No better a musician than the wren. William Shakespeare.
Although the wezon, throtle, and tongue, be the instruments of voice, and by their agitations concur in those delightful modulations, yet cannot we assign the cause unto any particular formation; and I perceive the nightingale hath some disadvantage in the tongue. Thomas Browne, V. Err.
Thus the wise nightingale that leaves her home,
Pursuing constantly the chearful spring,
To foreign groves does her old musick bring. Edmund Waller.
We’ll beat them to their beds. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
Nightingale is a song written by Carole King and David Palmer. "Nightingale" first appeared on her top-selling album Wrap Around Joy, which was released in mid-July 1974, but was released as a single in December. The song has since been put on many of her compilation albums, including her certified platinum album Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago. The song, like the album Wrap Around Joy, got off to a slow start, but eventually charted high. "Nightingale" peaked at number nine on March 1, 1975, on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent the week before at number one on the Easy Listening chart.
A nightingale is a small bird primarily known for its strong, melodious song that it often sings at night, and for the richness of its plumage which is typically in various shades of brown. It belongs to the Old World species under the Muscicapidae family, found in Europe, Asia and Africa. There are several species of nightingale, with the most famous being the common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).
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
Etymology: [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
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. nihtegale—niht, night, galan, to sing; Ger. nachtigall.]
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.]
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Etymology and Origins
Literally a bird that sings in the night.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nightingale is ranked #7255 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Nightingale surname appeared 4,596 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Nightingale.
89% or 4,093 total occurrences were White.
5.4% or 252 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 126 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 85 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of nightingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of nightingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.
His juxtaposition of accomplishment and goodness is unbelievably rare, he’s some sort of superhero meets Florence Nightingale.
Florence Nightingale's legacy is really, really important. Obviously, she was a forceful leader. And we need clear, visible, strong leadership today and certainly in modern nursing.
Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.
What's there to be afraid of? i don't want to go to Kiev. Why would I leave such nature? Where could you hear cuckoos? Where could you hear the nightingale?
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Translations for nightingale
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- былбыл, һандуғасBashkir
- rossinyolCatalan, Valencian
- sydlig nattergalDanish
- ööbik, lőunaööbikEstonian
- شبگرد, هزاردستان, بلبل, شباهنگPersian
- satakieli, etelänsatakieliFinnish
- rossignol, rossignol philomèleFrench
- gealWestern Frisian
- spideag, beul-binnScottish Gaelic
- csalogány, fülemüleHungarian
- NuechtegailchenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- słowik, słowik rdzawyPolish
- arrissiuolu, arrassanajolu, passirillantiSardinian
- славуj, slàvūj, mȃlī slàvūj, мали славуjSerbo-Croatian
- chim họa miVietnamese
- galitül, higalit, galit, jigalitVolapük
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