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warble

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noun war·ble \ ˈwȯr-bəl \

Definition of warble

1 :a melodious succession of low pleasing sounds
2 :a musical trill
3 :the action of warbling

Origin and Etymology of warble

Middle English werble tune, from Old French (Picard dialect), from werbler to sing expressively, trill, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wervelen to turn, Old High German wirbil whirlwind — more at whirl


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warble

verb

Definition of warble

warbled; warbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to sing in a trilling manner or with many turns and variations
2 :to become sounded with trills, quavers, and rapid modulations in pitch
3 :sing
transitive verb
:to render with turns, runs, or rapid modulations :trill

Examples of warble in a Sentence

  1. Birds were warbling in the trees.

  2. He warbled his way through the song.

First Known Use of warble

14th century

warble Synonyms


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warble

noun

Definition of warble

1 :a swelling under the skin especially of the back of cattle, horses, and wild mammals caused by infestation with maggots of a botfly or warble fly
2 :the maggot of a warble fly

warbled

play \ˈwȯr-bəld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of warble

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to obsolete Swedish varbulde boil, from var pus + bulde swelling

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WARBLE Defined for English Language Learners

warble

verb

Definition of warble for English Language Learners

  • of a bird : to sing a song that has many different notes

  • : to sing (something) especially with a high or shaky voice


WARBLE Defined for Kids

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warble

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noun war·ble \ ˈwȯr-bəl \

Definition of warble for Students

1 :low pleasing sounds that form a melody (as of a bird)
2 :the action of making low pleasing sounds that form a melody

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warble

verb

Definition of warble for Students

warbled; warbling
:to sing a melody of low pleasing sounds

Medical Dictionary

warble

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noun war·ble \ ˈwȯr-bəl \

medical Definition of warble

1 :a swelling under the hide especially of the back of cattle, horses, and wild mammals caused by the maggot of a botfly or warble fly
2 :the maggot of a warble fly

warbled

play \-bəld\ adjective


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