warble


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warble \War"ble\, v. i.
   1. To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.
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            Such strains ne'er warble in the linnet's throat.
                                                  --Gay.
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   3. To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and
      variations. "Birds on the branches warbling." --Milton.
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   3. To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to
      yodel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warble \War"ble\, n. [Cf. Wormil.]
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   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
          traveling.
      (b) A small tumor produced by the larvae of the gadfly in
          the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also
          warblet, warbeetle, warnles.
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   2. (Zool.) See Wormil.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   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.
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   2. To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.
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            If she be right invoked in warbled song. --Milton.
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            Warbling sweet the nuptial lay.       --Trumbull.
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   3. To cause to quaver or vibrate. "And touch the warbled
      string." --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warble \War"ble\, n.
   A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.
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         And he, the wondrous child,
         Whose silver warble wild
         Outvalued every pulsing sound.           --Emerson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wormil \Wor"mil\, n. [Cf. 1st Warble.]
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   1. (Zool.) Any botfly larva which burrows in or beneath the
      skin of domestic and wild animals, thus producing sores.
      They belong to various species of Hypoderma and allied
      genera. Domestic cattle are often infested by a large
      species. See Gadfly. Called also warble, and worble.
      [Written also wormal, wormul, and wornil.]
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   2. (Far.) See 1st Warble, 1
      (b) .
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