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

 

nightingale

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl//
 
Birds
 
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a small brown bird, the male of which has a beautiful song See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English nihtegala, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch nachtegaal and German Nachtigall, from the base of night and a base meaning ‘sing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nightingale

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