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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
    • /ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/
    • /ˈfɒl.kən.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
    • /ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/

Definitions of falconry word

  • noun falconry the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking. 1
  • noun falconry the art of training hawks to hunt. 1
  • noun falconry The sport of hunting with falcons or other birds of prey; the keeping and training of such birds. 1
  • noun falconry training birds of prey 1
  • uncountable noun falconry Falconry is the skill of training falcons to hunt, and the sport of using them to hunt. 0
  • noun falconry the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry 0

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Origin of falconry

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
1565-75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie

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Parts of speech for Falconry


falconry popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for falconry

noun falconry

  • shooting — to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
  • sporting — of, relating to, or used in sports or a particular sport: sport fishing.
  • fishery — a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
  • angling — Angling is the activity or sport of fishing with a fishing rod.
  • fishing — the act of catching fish.

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