Warble

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English

Verb

Warble (third-person singular simple present Warbles, present participle warbling, simple past and past participle warbled)

  1. to modulate a tone's frequency
  2. to sing like a bird, especially with trills.

Noun

Warble (plural Warbles)
  1. a lesion under the skin of an animal, caused by a bot fly
  2. (Military) In naval mine warfare, the process of varying the frequency of sound produced by a narrow band noisemaker to ensure that the frequency to which the mine will respond is covered.

Thesaurus

air, anthem, ballad, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, carol, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, descant, diapason, do-re-mi, drawl, drum, exclaim, flute, gabble, gaggle, gasp, gobble, growl, grunt, guggle, hiss, honk, hoo, hoot, hum, hymn, intonate, intone, keen, lay, lilt, measure, melodia, minstrel, mumble, murmur, mutter, pant, peep, pip, pipe, psalm, quack, quaver, roar, roll, roulade, rumble, scold, scream, screech, serenade, shake, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sol-fa, solmizate, squall, squawk, squeal, strain, thunder, tremolo, trill, troll, trumpet, tune, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, vocalize, wail, whine, whisper, whistle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel

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Etymology

From Middle English werble.

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Synonyms

  • (to modulate a tone's frequency): trill

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