Meaning of birdling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbəːdlɪŋ/


  • A young bird; a nestling.

    ‘the birdlings flew away in the autumn’
    • ‘I can imagine picking up a nest of birdlings to raise in hopes of their survival from the devastation and blight that is being wreaked upon their surroundings.’
    • ‘These young birdling things are driving me to the point of borrowing a gun.’
    • ‘The one that yells loudest is fed first and continues to be fed until another birdling yells louder.’
    • ‘The one small birdling went up to a lion's whelp, and took refuge with it.’
    • ‘In the nest a newborn birdling stands awkwardly with its beak open wide, straining in the throes of infancy.’
    chick, baby bird, fledgling