Definitions for warbleˈwɔr bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war•bleˈwɔr bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments, as a bird.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. to yodel.

  3. (of electronic equipment) to produce a continuous sound varying regularly in pitch and frequency.

  4. (v.t.)to sing (an aria or other selection) with trills, quavers, or melodious turns.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. to express or celebrate in or as if in song; carol.

  6. (n.)a warbled song or succession of melodic trills, quavers, etc.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. the act of warbling.

Origin of warble:

1300–50; ME werble a tune < ONF < Gmc; cf. OHG werbel something that turns

war•bleˈwɔr bəl(n.)

  1. a small, hard tumor on a horse's back, produced by the galling of the saddle.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  2. a lump in the skin of an animal's back, containing the larva of a warble fly.

    Category: Veterinary Science

Origin of warble:

1575–85; orig. uncert.; cf. obs. Sw varbulde boil


Princeton's WordNet

  1. warble(verb)

    a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly

  2. warble, trill, quaver(verb)

    sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

  3. yodel, warble, descant(verb)

    sing by changing register; sing by yodeling

    "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"


  1. warble(Noun)

    a lesion under the skin of an animal, caused by a bot fly

  2. warble(Noun)

    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.

  3. warble(Verb)

    to modulate a tone's frequency

  4. warble(Verb)

    to sing like a bird, especially with trills.

  5. Origin: From Middle English werble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warble(noun)

    a small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in traveling

  2. Warble(noun)

    a small tumor produced by the larvae of the gadfly in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also warblet, warbeetle, warnles

  3. Warble(noun)

    see Wormil

  4. Warble(verb)

    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

  5. Warble(verb)

    to utter musically; to modulate; to carol

  6. Warble(verb)

    to cause to quaver or vibrate

  7. Warble(verb)

    to be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously

  8. Warble(verb)

    to sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations

  9. Warble(verb)

    to sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel

  10. Warble(noun)

    a quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. warble

    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.

Anagrams of warble

  1. Bawler

Translations for warble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act, or the sound, of warbling

the warble of a bird in summer.

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