whippoorwill

英 ['wɪpəwɪl] 美 ['hwɪpʊ,wɪl]
  • n. 北美夜鹰
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whippoorwill 三声夜鹰

拟声词,模仿这种夜鹰的凄厉的叫声。

whippoorwill (n.)
1709, imitative of its cry.
1. A whippoorwill came in and sat on the banister and sung.
一只夜鹰飞来,落在栏杆上叫个不停.

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