to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments: The canary warbled most of the day.
(of electronic equipment) to produce a continuous sound varying regularly in pitch and frequency.
to sing (an aria or other selection) with trills, quavers, or melodious turns.
to express or celebrate in or as if in song; carol.
a warbled song or succession of melodic trills, quavers, etc.
the act of warbling.
Other definitions for warble (2 of 2)
a small, hard tumor on a horse's back, produced by the galling of the saddle.
a lump in the skin of an animal's back, containing the larva of a warble fly.
- warbled, adjective
- un·war·bled, adjective
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How to use warble in a sentence
It rose with a low, clear, deliberate warble, and seemed to float in the gray sky like the note of a lark.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
Their subdued warble may be heard during October and later, as if the birds were humming to themselves.Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
Shrill and re-echoing through the narrow passage came the flute-like warble which Jacob knew only too well.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Petticoat told her that his mother had been living with him, but had fled incontinently on hearing a description of warble.Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
The car was a museum piece, and as warble caromed into its cushions she felt that her lines had fallen in pleasant places.Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for warble (1 of 2)
to sing (words, songs, etc) with trills, runs, and other embellishments
(tr) to utter in a song
the act or an instance of warbling
British Dictionary definitions for warble (2 of 2)
a small lumpy abscess under the skin of cattle caused by infestation with larvae of the warble fly
a hard tumorous lump of tissue on a horse's back, caused by prolonged friction of a saddle
- warbled, adjective
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