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skirl

1skirl

verb \ˈskər(-ə)l, ˈskir(-ə)l\

Definition of SKIRL

intransitive verb
of a bagpipe
:  to emit the high shrill tone of the chanter; also :  to give forth music
transitive verb
:  to play (music) on the bagpipe

Origin of SKIRL

Middle English (Scots) skrillen, skirlen to scream, shriek, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect skræla to cry aloud; akin to Old English scrallettan to resound loudly
First Known Use: circa 1665

2skirl

noun

Definition of SKIRL

:  a high shrill sound produced by the chanter of a bagpipe

First Known Use of SKIRL

1856

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