Collective Noun for Magpies

What Is a Group of Magpies Called?

A group of magpies is called a tiding.
Collective NounUsage
tidinga tiding of magpies
collective noun for magpies

tiding of magpies

Other Words for a Group of Magpies

While tiding is the most common collective noun for magpies, a group of magpies is also called a conventicle, gulp, mischief, or tittering.

What Type of Word is "Tiding"?

The word "tiding" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Tiding Is" or "Tiding Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "tiding" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The tiding is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The tiding are moving in different directions. correct tick
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