Definition of mockingbird noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒkɪŋbɜːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːkɪŋbɜːrd//
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a grey and white American bird that can copy the songs of other birds See related entries: Birds Culture Mockingbirds can even copy the sounds made by people, dogs and chickens. Many people believe it is morally wrong to kill one, and this idea was used in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is also mentioned in several traditional songs and is the official state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
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