a bird in full song//a bird singing at its best

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Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently on a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song.

Is it correct to interpret "a bird in full song" in the above as "a bird singing at its best?" Thanks.
  • IDK

    Senior Member
    Amr English
    No. A "bird in full song" means the bird is well engaged in, or is well into, singing. "In full song" can be interpreted as best, but not always vice versa. You may be singing your best, but you may not be singing in full song.

    I don't think that was well explained...


    Senior Member
    English - United States

    If you want to speak like a whimsical American, you could say:

    "I can feel the happy quiver of a bird singing its little heart out."

    That's a poetic way to say the bird was singing the best it knows how to.

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