Pronunciation of Cuckoo
/kˈʊkuː/, /kˈʊkuː/, /k_ˈʊ_k_uː/
Synonyms for cuckoo:
Other synonyms and related words:
crazed, zany, yo-yo, touched, nuts, twitter, insane, crackbrained, brainless, screwy, fruity, mentally ill, maniacal, song, weirdo, cockeyed, lunatic, berk, nut, fathead, fatuous, unbalanced, screwball, buffoon, distraught, witless, bonkers, moonstruck, goof, loony, featherbrain, daft, ditz, cracked, softhead, twat, unsound, wacky, jerky, buggy, jack, nincompoop, preposterous, dippy, fool, sappy, rattlebrain, bughouse, Weak-minded, ding-dong, goofball, crank, certifiable, disordered, psycho, WUD, bananas, balmy, deranged, bats, unhinged, Mooncalf, puss, demented, foolish, guy, nitwit, ding-a-ling, slit, nutty, crackpot, absurd, crackers, cock-a-doodle-doo, barmy, SIMP, meshuga, clock, simpleton, madman, weirdie, scatterbrain, silly, loco, mental, wacko, tweet, wrong, kook, lunkheaded, nonsensical, non compos mentis, dingbat, cranky, gaga, Ninnyhammer, haywire, batty, nutcase, featherheaded, nit, unwise, crazy, Daffy, psychotic, asinine, half-baked, featherhead, Charlie, simpleminded, bubbleheaded, half-witted, off, cat, brainsick, birdbrain, tomfool, bedlam, bozo, Git, clown, dotty, whistle, hombre, mad.
Sense 3 (noun)
song, shriek, birdsong, cock-a-doodle-doo.
sea gull, turtledove, teal, robin, parrot, lovebird, ostrich, kingfisher, eagle, buzzard, loon, finch, ibis, quetzal, jackdaw, bluebird, redwing, duck, heron, crested jay, waxwing, albatross, falcon, coot, penguin, lark, cardinal, squab, crane, condor, bird, dodo, swift, hummingbird, oriole, vulture, pheasant, hawk, dove, road runner, canary, sandpiper, bald eagle, harrier, bluebill, snipe, pelican, stork, peacock, jay, swan, cockatoo, pigeon, tern, rook, grosbeak, puffin, woodpecker, ringtail, songbird, horned owl, egret, osprey, cormorant, peregrine, emu, mallard, cassowary, mockingbird, nightingale, raven, gull, magpie, flamingo, bittern, redbird, owl, mourning dove, partridge, spoonbill, thrush, curlew, weaver, crow, Canada Goose, parakeet, plover, macaw, nuthatch, blackbird, grouse, chickadee, sheldrake, turkey, goose, bullfinch, sparrow, grackle, booby, barn owl, starling, wren, goldfinch, yellowbird, myna, blue jay.
caw, snort, warble, bay, bellow, grunt, call, ululation, gobble, crow, twit, mew, chatter, bark, cry, bleat, quack, neigh, bray, squawk, howl, cluck, trill, squeal, whinny, honk, roar, hoot, growl, meow, yelp, moo, cackle, coo, chirp, purr, snarl, bawl.
call, caw, cry, hoot, grunt, coo, snort, cluck, bray, bark, honk, cackle, bawl, purr, yelp, squeal, warble, trill, quack, bellow, squawk, howl, neigh, meow, chirp, whinny, snarl, roar, mew, twit, bay, growl, moo, ululate, chatter, gobble, bleat.
Usage examples for cuckoo:
- There was a long silence; the cuckoo called the quarter twice; August dropped asleep, his curls falling over his face; Dorothea's wheel hummed like a cat. - "The Nürnberg Stove", Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida).
- Centuries of pain were in it, the age- long terror of weakness bound and helpless beneath the knife, and that something vindictive and terrifying that looks up at the hunter from the eyes of trapped animals and sends the cuckoo fleeing in panic before the onset of little birds. - "Gone to Earth", Mary Webb.
- Of course, the cuckoo- cry of Methodism was raised. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.