songster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n songster any bird having a musical call
    • n songster a person who sings
    • n songster a composer of words or music for popular songs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Songster (Zoöl) A singing bird.
    • Songster One who sings; one skilled in singing; -- not often applied to human beings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n songster One who or that which sings or is skilled in singing.
    • n songster Specifically, in ornith,:
    • n songster A singer; a singing bird.
    • n songster plural Specifically, singing birds: the Oscines, Cantores, Cantatores, Acromyodi, or Polymyodi.
    • n songster A writer of songs or poems.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Songster a singer, or one skilled in singing, esp. a bird that sings:—fem. Song′stress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sangestre, a female singer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sangsingan, to sing; Dut. zang, Ger. gesang, Goth. saggws, Ice. söngr.

Usage

In literature:

Feelings and aspirations move like flocks of caroling songsters.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
I thought you were another topical songster.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 23, 1914" by Various
Suddenly the patroon heard the note of the whippoorwill, the nocturnal songster that mourns unseen.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
These sweet songsters are quite abundant in New England in the summer, but more so north of our borders.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Whatever he may lack as a songster he more than makes up by his wonderful beauty.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [January, 1897]" by Various
A few steps more brought them in sight of the melancholy songster.
"The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice" by E. V. Lucas
The songster adventured on with the "Amsterdam Maid," another stanza and chorus.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The Robin is not one of our most charming songsters, yet its carol is sweet, hearty and melodious.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
All birds are incipient or would-be songsters in the spring.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
The lady pitifully raised what was left of the dead songster and bitterly lamented over it.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
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In poetry:

I love her sweeps of distance,
Her drowsy miraged seas,
Her choirs of singing songsters,
Her weeping bannered trees.
"Texas" by William Lawrence Chittenden
Ah, for pity drop the prize;
Let it not with truth be said
That a songster gasps and dies,
That a songster may be fed.
"On The Swallow (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
Within the voiceless empyrean
No birds are passing on the breeze;
No songster lifts its joyous paean,
And silent stand my empty trees;
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard
I love to lie within the shade,
On grassy couch, by nature made,
And listen to the warbling notes
From her fair songsters' feathered throats.
"Nature's Child." by Alfred Castner King
The fields are enamell'd with green,
And the songsters are warbling around;
The heavens are calm and serene,
And the blessings of nature abound.
"Absence" by Elizabeth Bath
Save thine, no note of joy is heard—
Thy kindred songsters of the wood
Have long since gone, and thou, sweet bird,
Art left behind—
A faithful friend, whose every word
Is sweet and kind.
"Suggested" by David John Scott

In news:

Briarwood hosts Senior Songsters.
Smoldering songster Jared Leto rode in style to Nylon magazine's party for cover girl Jessica Szohr -- on a white bicycle.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, kerchiefed songster .
Nearly 20 years ago, when over 3000 songs in the Woody Guthrie archives became available, the icon's daughter, Nora, offered British protest songster Billy Bragg first dibs.
Songster-Weaver is retired teacher, nature lover and longtime CWC volunteer and supporter.
That sure was the case Monday, as Songster went down at posted odds of 1-9 in the featured Grade 3 Amsterdam Stakes.
The soulful songster is set to take the stage at the Sovereign Center in Reading on Sept 6 at 7:30 p.m.
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