Noun Accentor Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accentor

Pronunciation:

/əkˈsɛntə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A small Eurasian songbird with generally drab-coloured plumage.
  1. 'Close relatives to Old World sparrows are pipits (family Motacillidae), accentors (family Prunellidae) and possibly finches (family Fringillidae).'
  2. 'In dunnocks, females may use song to compete for males, and in the alpine accentor, females attract males by song.'
((n.) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.|--|(n.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.|--|)


Origin:
Early 19th century: from late Latin, from ad- ‘to’ + cantor ‘singer’.

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