• IPA: /ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl/

nightingale (plural nightingales)

  1. A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Muscicapidae.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, chapter 5 in the first part of The Last Man
      The oaks around were the home of a tribe of nightingales
    Nightingales have been spotted in this coppice.
    You sing like a nightingale, sport!
Synonyms Translations Noun

nightingale (plural nightingales)

  1. A kind of flannel scarf with sleeves, formerly worn by invalids when sitting up in bed.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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