[ UK /tˈɪtma‍ʊs/ ]
  1. small insectivorous birds
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How To Use titmouse In A Sentence

  • A mockingbird sang nonstop, sometimes making up his own phrases, sometimes mimicking a bluebird, sometimes mimicking a titmouse.
  • Besides a Downy Woodpecker here and a Tufted Titmouse there, avifauna was all but absent.
  • The most abundant resident birds are the bushtit, pinyon jay, plain titmouse, black-chinned hummingbird, Woodhouse's jay, red-tailed hawk, golden eagle, red-shafted flicker, and rock wren. Colorado Plateau Semidesert Province (Bailey)
  • We are shown into a miserable garret, and introduced to a vulgar, illiterate, cockneyfied, dirty, dandified linendraper's shopman, in the person of _Tittlebat Titmouse_. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 27, 1841
  • She saw many colorful birds that she knew only from the books she studied: a cardinal and its mate, a cowbird, a catbird, two blue jays, and what she thought was a titmouse.
  • But they were well-mannered, loitering beneath the feeders, waiting for whatever sunflower seeds the finicky nuthatches and—does anyone happen to know whether titmice is the plural of titmouse—happened to toss aside in their search for the perfect seed. Backyard Warfare
  • The most abundant breeding birds include the cardinal, tufted titmouse, wood thrush, summer tanager, red-eyed vireo, blue-gray gnatcatcher, and Carolina wren. Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Oceanic) Province (Bailey)
  • ‘grub-picker’ (or tree-creeper), about as small as the penduline titmouse, with speckled plumage of an ashen colour, and with a poor note; it is a variety of the woodpecker. The History of Animals
  • The owl was so startled to discover someone watching it hunt that it dropped the titmouse, which fell to the ground.
  • The word is most common in American English in combinations that denote various small birds, such as the titmouse or tomtit. Archive 2006-11-01
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