See also: whip-poor-will
Imitative of its note.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)wɪp.ɚ.ˌwɪl/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪp.ə.ˌwɪl/
- Hyphenation: whip‧poor‧will
whippoorwill (plural whippoorwills)
- a nocturnal insectivorous bird of North America, Caprimulgus vociferus, a type of nightjar, named after its characteristic call.