1. cuckoo

noun. ['ˈkʌˌkuː, ˈkuːˌkuː'] any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail.


  • Cuculidae
  • ani
  • Coccyzus erythropthalmus
  • cuculiform bird
  • Geococcyx californianus
  • coucal
  • Cuculus canorus
  • European cuckoo
  • roadrunner
  • chaparral cock
  • black-billed cuckoo


  • humorless
  • undeceive
  • keep
  • woman

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Rhymes with Cuckoo

  • chugoku
  • cuckoo
  • hokuriku
  • konishiroku
  • nangaku
  • seiyaku
  • taku
  • teikoku
  • vanuaaku

How do you pronounce cuckoo?

Pronounce cuckoo as ˈkəˌku.

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Sentences with cuckoo

1. Noun, singular or mass
To begin, open the back of the clock to locate the broken cuckoo clock chain.

Quotes about cuckoo

1. You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
- Orson Welles

2. cuckoo-bumblebee

noun. a bee that is parasitic in the nests of bumblebees.


  • genus Psithyrus
  • Psithyrus

3. cloud-cuckoo-land

noun. an imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality.


  • fictitious place
  • mythical place


  • Hell

4. cuckoo

noun. ['ˈkʌˌkuː, ˈkuːˌkuː'] a man who is a stupid incompetent fool.


  • goose
  • zany
  • fathead
  • saphead
  • sap
  • muggins
  • tomfool
  • jackass
  • fool
  • goof
  • bozo
  • twat

5. cuckoo

verb. ['ˈkʌˌkuː, ˈkuːˌkuː'] repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call.


  • echo