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Definition of Nightingale


  1. A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.
  2. A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Nightingale Translations

nightingale in Dutch is nachtegaal
nightingale in French is rossignol
nightingale in German is Nachtigall
nightingale in Italian is usignuolo
nightingale in Portuguese is rouxinol