cuckoo’s call

кукование кукушки. Услышав кукушку в мае, девушка целует свою руку и спрашивает кукушку: Cuckoo, cuckoo, / Tell me true. When shall I be married?

США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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  • Cuckoo clock — Cuckoo clock, a so called Jagdstück (Hunt piece), Black Forest, ca. 1900, Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Inv. 2006 013 A cuckoo clock is a clock, typically pendulum regulated, that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo s call and typically… …   Wikipedia

  • cuckoo — /ˈkʊku / (say kookooh) noun 1. any of various birds of the widespread family Cuculidae, including the bronze cuckoos, many of which lay eggs in the nests of other birds which then raise the cuckoo s young, as the fan tailed cuckoo, Cacomantis… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cuckoo — cuck·oo || kÊŠkuː n. European songbird; bird related to the European cuckoo bird; call of the cuckoo bird characterized by two notes ; (Slang) crazy person, goofball, foolish person adj. of or pertaining to the cuckoo bird; resembling the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuckoo — [13] So distinctive is the cuckoo’s call that it is not always clear whether the names for the bird in various languages, based on the call, owe their similarity to borrowing or coincidence – Dutch, for instance, has koekoek, Russian kukúshka,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cuckoo — [13] So distinctive is the cuckoo’s call that it is not always clear whether the names for the bird in various languages, based on the call, owe their similarity to borrowing or coincidence – Dutch, for instance, has koekoek, Russian kukúshka,… …   Word origins

  • cuckoo — n. & adj. n. any bird of the family Cuculidae, esp. Cuculus canorus, having a characteristic cry, and depositing its eggs in the nests of small birds. predic.adj. sl. crazy, foolish. Phrases and idioms: cuckoo clock a clock that strikes the hour… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuckoo clock — noun a clock with a mechanical cuckoo that pops out on the hour making a sound like a cuckoo s call …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuckoo clock — noun Date: 1789 a wall or shelf clock that announces the hours by sounds resembling a cuckoo s call …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuckoo — [ko͞o′ko͞o΄; ] also [ kook′o͞o] n. [ME < OFr coucou, cucu, echoic of the bird s cry] 1. any of a family (Cuculidae, order Cuculiformes) of birds with a long, slender body, grayish brown on top and white below: many, including the European… …   English World dictionary

  • cuckoo — (n.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. cocu cuckoo, also cuckold, echoic of the male bird s mating cry (Cf. Gk. kokkyx, L. cuculus, M.Ir. cuach, Skt. kokilas). Slang sense of crazy (adj.) is American English, 1918, but noun meaning stupid person is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cuckoo — ► NOUN ▪ a grey or brown bird known for the two note call of the male and for the habit of laying its eggs in the nests of small songbirds. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ crazy. ORIGIN Old French cucu, imitative of its call …   English terms dictionary

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