[ skur-ling ]
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nounScot. and North England.
  1. the act of shrieking.

Origin of skirling

First recorded in 1775–85; skirl + -ing1

Words Nearby skirling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skirling in a sentence

  • There was more skirling of bells, another nerve-trying wait, and at last the clerk of the hotel answered.

    The Grafters | Francis Lynde