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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a thrush (the bird).
  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of thrush (the fungal infection).


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thrush +‎ -like


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  • Thanks to a study of thrushlike birds called bluethroats, researchers may be closer to an answer.

    Science Notes 2008

  • "Yes," she went on, the thrushlike lilt ringing in her voice, "he came to see me in France, and asked me to marry him."

    Steadfast Falters 1916

  • The thrushlike lilt had gone out of her voice and great shadows lay under her eyes.

    Steadfast Falters 1916

  • He was a thrushlike little fellow, very shy and difficult to see as he sat poised on the tip of a black pine in the deep forest.

    The Trail of the Goldseekers A Record of Travel in Prose and Verse Hamlin Garland 1900

  • He heard the catbirds mewing in the alders; he heard the evening carol of the robin -- that sweet, sleepy, thrushlike warble which always promises a melody that never follows; he picked a spray of rain-drenched hemlock as he passed, crushing it in his firm, pale fingers to inhale the fragrance.

    A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories 1899

  • "Why, you are as young as I am, and white and gold as the little young moon, and very, very sweet, like honey!" cried the girl, in French as good as Sanda's, though with the throaty, thrushlike notes that

    A Soldier of the Legion 1889


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