What does warble mean?

Definitions for warbleˈwɔr bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word warble.

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

  11. Origin: [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See Whirl.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warble

    wawr′bl, v.i. to sing in a quavering way, or with variations: to chirp as birds do.—v.t. to sing in a vibratory manner: to utter musically: to carol.—n. a quavering modulation of the voice: a song.—n. War′bler, one that warbles: a songster: a singing-bird: any bird of the family Sylviidæ, the Fauvettes—nightingale, redbreast, stonechat, wheatear, whitethroat, &c., also the reed-warbler, &c.: in bagpipe music an ornamental group of grace-notes, introduced to glide from one passage to the other; War′bling.—adv. War′blingly. [O. Fr. werbler, to warble, make turns with the voice—Old High Ger. werban; cf. A.S. hweorfan, to turn (Ger. wirbeln), to make a turn.]

  2. Warble

    wawr′bl, n. a small hard swelling on a horse's back, caused by the galling of the saddle: a tumour caused by the gadfly, &c.—n. War′ble-fly, a fly causing warbles. [Other forms are wormil, wornal; ety. dub.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Izaak Walton:

    Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

  2. Martha Mitchell:

    As I recall, there was this one: I love it's gentle warble, I love it's gentle flow; I love to wind my tongue up; And I love to let it go.

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