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skirl

play
verb \ˈskər(-ə)l, ˈskir(-ə)l\

Definition of skirl

of a bagpipe

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to emit the high shrill tone of the chanter; also :  to give forth music

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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


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skirl

noun

Definition of skirl

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



1856

First Known Use of skirl

1856

Rhymes with skirl


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