Synonyms for aviary

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ey-vee-er-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ viˌɛr i

Définition of aviary

Origin :
  • 1570s, from Latin aviarium "place in which birds are kept," neuter of aviarius "of birds," from avis "bird," from PIE *awi- "bird" (cf. Sanskrit vih, Avestan vish "bird," Greek aietos "eagle").
  • noun bird sanctuary
Example sentences :
  • For a few moments there had been a noise as of an aviary in commotion in the adjoining room.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • I have seen them alive at Singapore in an aviary, and they are indeed gorgeous.
  • Extract from : « The Last Voyage » by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • But the use to which I was ambitious to put my—or our—conservatory was that of an aviary.
  • Extract from : « The House » by Eugene Field
  • One might have supposed one's self at an opera in listening to the voices in my aviary.
  • Extract from : « The Coming Race » by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • This remark brings us back to the aviary, and its general size.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880 » by Various
  • In England this species has been made to breed in an aviary.
  • Extract from : « The Natural History of Cage Birds » by J. M. Bechstein
  • The aviary at Yorke-house was built by his lordship; it did cost 300li.
  • Extract from : « Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) » by John Aubrey
  • The best of all is an aviary where they can move as freely as if they were out-of-doors.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, May 10, 1881 » by Various
  • I could thus watch the doings of the latest additions to my aviary.
  • Extract from : « Birds of the Plains » by Douglas Dewar
  • The air was thronged with birds, and every tree was an aviary.
  • Extract from : « The Kangaroo Hunters » by Anne Bowman

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