Warbled
Warble War"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Warbling}.] [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See {Whirl}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sing in a trilling, quavering, or vibratory manner; to modulate with turns or variations; to trill; as, certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter musically; to modulate; to carol. [1913 Webster]

If she be right invoked in warbled song. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Warbling sweet the nuptial lay. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to quaver or vibrate. ``And touch the warbled string.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • warbled — adjective see warble III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • warbled — adj. trilled, fluctuating in pitch (of sound) war·ble || wÉ”rbl / wɔːbl n. trilled and modulated voice; hard lump on horse´s back caused by a saddle v. sing with trilled and modulated voice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • warbled — war·bled …   English syllables

  • warbled — bəld adjective Etymology: warble (V) + ed : infested with warbles used of an animal or hide …   Useful english dictionary

  • warble — warble1 /wawr beuhl/, v., warbled, warbling, n. v.i. 1. to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments: The canary warbled most of the day. 2. to yodel. 3. (of electronic equipment) to produce a continuous sound varying… …   Universalium

  • Warble — War ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Warbling}.] [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See {Whirl}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sing in a trilling,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warbling — Warble War ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Warbling}.] [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See {Whirl}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sing in a trilling,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warble — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)b(ə)l[/t]] warbles, warbling, warbled 1) VERB When a bird warbles, it sings pleasantly. The bird continued to warble... [V n] A flock of birds was already warbling a cheerful morning chorus. 2) VERB If someone warbles, they sing in a… …   English dictionary

  • warble — I. /ˈwɔbəl / (say wawbuhl) verb (warbled, warbling) –verb (i) 1. to sing with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments. 2. US to yodel. –verb (t) 3. to sing with trills, quavers, or melodious turns; carol. 4. to express or celebrate in song.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • warble — I. noun Etymology: 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 Date: 14th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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