birdsweet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bird +‎ sweet

Adjective[edit]

birdsweet ‎(comparative more birdsweet, superlative most birdsweet)

  1. (poetic, rare) Sweet-sounding, dulcet, as of birdsong
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 1:
      He capered before them down towards the fortyfoot hole, fluttering his winglike hands, leaping nimbly, Mercury's hat quivering in the fresh wind that bore back to them his brief birdsweet cries.
    • 1999, Gina Berriault, The Great Petrowski, Counterpoint (1999), ISBN 9781582430744, page 21:
      A soprano, her voice was birdsweet and passionate, and she possessed her own lustrous reputation.
    • 2009, Ben Gehrels, "The Lovesong of Mr. Charles Faxa", The Writer's Block, Issue #2, page 8:
      Speech paused momentarily on Faxa's lips as he pondered her birdsweet notes in smoky silence.

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