The definition of a wren is a small songbird with a long bill and short wings.noun
A small brown bird that tweets a beautiful song and has short wings is an example of a wren.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- any of a large family (Troglodytidae) of small, insect-eating passerine birds having a long bill, rounded wings, and a stubby, erect tail; esp., the (Troglodytes aedon), that often nests in birdhouses in North America
- any of certain other passerine birds of various families
Origin: ME wrenne < OE wrenna, prob. akin to OHG rentilo, ON rindill
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- Any of various small brownish songbirds of the family Troglodytidae, having rounded wings, a slender bill, and a short, often erect tail.
- Any of various similar unrelated songbirds.
Origin: Middle English wrenne, from Old English wrenna.
, Sir Christopher 1632-1723.