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Accentor   Listen
noun
Accentor  n.  
1.
(Mus.) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. (Obs.)
2.
(Zool.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Accentor" Quotes from Famous Books



... warbler," to which he so often alludes, was one of our common everyday birds which most school-children know, namely, the oven-bird, or wood-accentor, yet to Thoreau it was a sort of phantom bird upon which his imagination loved to dwell. Emerson told him he must beware of finding and booking it, lest life should have nothing more to show him. But how such a haunter of woods escaped identifying ...
— The Last Harvest • John Burroughs



Words linked to "Accentor" :   oscine, Prunella modularis, dunnock, hedge sparrow, sparrow, genus Prunella



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