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Meaning of WARBLE

Pronunciation:  'worbul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  2. [v]  sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"
  3. [v]  sing with trills

WARBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: descant, quaver, trill, yodel
 See Also: animal disease, sing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \War"ble\, n. [Cf. {Wormil}.]
    1. (Far.)
       (a) A small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a
           horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in
       (b) A small tumor produced by the larv[ae] of the gadfly
           in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also
           {warblet}, {warbeetle}, {warnles}.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Wormil}.
  2. \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}.]
    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.
    2. To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.
             If she be right invoked in warbled song. --Milton.
             Warbling sweet the nuptial lay.       --Trumbull.
    3. To cause to quaver or vibrate. ``And touch the warbled
       string.'' --Milton.
  3. \War"ble\, v. i.
    1. To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.
             Such strains ne'er warble in the linnet's throat.
    3. To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and
       variations. ``Birds on the branches warbling.'' --Milton.
    3. To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to
  4. \War"ble\, n.
    A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.
          And he, the wondrous child, Whose silver warble wild
          Outvalued every pulsing sound.           --Emerson.