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war·ble 1

 (wôr′bəl)
v. war·bled, war·bling, war·bles
v.tr.
To sing (a note or song, for example) with trills, runs, or other melodic embellishments.
v.intr.
1. To sing with trills, runs, or quavers.
2. To be sounded in a trilling or quavering manner.
n.
The act or an instance of singing with trills, runs, or quavers.

[Middle English werbelen, from Old North French werbler, dialectal variant of Old French guerbler, to sing in a certain way (perhaps by modulating), of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wervelen and Old Norse hvirfla, to whirl.]

war·ble 2

 (wôr′bəl)
n.
1.
a. An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals, caused by the larva of a warble fly.
b. The warble fly, especially in its larval stage.
2. A hard lump of tissue on a riding horse's back caused by rubbing of the saddle.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to obsolete Swedish varbulde.]

warble

(ˈwɔːbəl)
vb
1. (Music, other) to sing (words, songs, etc) with trills, runs, and other embellishments
2. (Music, other) (tr) to utter in a song
3. (Music, other) US another word for yodel
n
(Music, other) the act or an instance of warbling
[C14: via Old French werbler from Germanic; compare Frankish hwirbilōn (unattested), Old High German wirbil whirlwind; see whirl]

warble

(ˈwɔːbəl)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) a small lumpy abscess under the skin of cattle caused by infestation with larvae of the warble fly
2. (Veterinary Science) a hard tumorous lump of tissue on a horse's back, caused by prolonged friction of a saddle
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈwarbled adj

war•ble1

(ˈwɔr bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments, as a bird.
2. to yodel.
3. (of electronic equipment) to produce a continuous sound varying regularly in pitch and frequency.
v.t.
4. to sing (an aria or other selection) with trills, quavers, or melodious turns.
5. to express or celebrate in or as if in song; carol.
n.
6. a warbled song or succession of melodic trills, quavers, etc.
7. the act of warbling.
[1300–50; Middle English werble a tune < Old North French < Germanic; compare Old High German werbel something that turns]

war•ble2

(ˈwɔr bəl)

n.
1. a small, hard tumor on a horse's back, produced by the galling of the saddle.
2. a lump in the skin of an animal's back, containing the larva of a warble fly.
[1575–85; orig. uncertain; compare obsolete Swedish varbulde boil]
war′bled, adj.

warble

- Has the underlying notion of "whirling around"; for sounds, it took on the meaning "whirl of notes; trill."
See also related terms for whirl.

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.

Warble

 the united sound of bird song.
Examples: the general warble of the season, 1776; the warble of the grove, 1794.

warble


Past participle: warbled
Gerund: warbling

Imperative
warble
warble
Present
I warble
you warble
he/she/it warbles
we warble
you warble
they warble
Preterite
I warbled
you warbled
he/she/it warbled
we warbled
you warbled
they warbled
Present Continuous
I am warbling
you are warbling
he/she/it is warbling
we are warbling
you are warbling
they are warbling
Present Perfect
I have warbled
you have warbled
he/she/it has warbled
we have warbled
you have warbled
they have warbled
Past Continuous
I was warbling
you were warbling
he/she/it was warbling
we were warbling
you were warbling
they were warbling
Past Perfect
I had warbled
you had warbled
he/she/it had warbled
we had warbled
you had warbled
they had warbled
Future
I will warble
you will warble
he/she/it will warble
we will warble
you will warble
they will warble
Future Perfect
I will have warbled
you will have warbled
he/she/it will have warbled
we will have warbled
you will have warbled
they will have warbled
Future Continuous
I will be warbling
you will be warbling
he/she/it will be warbling
we will be warbling
you will be warbling
they will be warbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been warbling
you have been warbling
he/she/it has been warbling
we have been warbling
you have been warbling
they have been warbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been warbling
you will have been warbling
he/she/it will have been warbling
we will have been warbling
you will have been warbling
they will have been warbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been warbling
you had been warbling
he/she/it had been warbling
we had been warbling
you had been warbling
they had been warbling
Conditional
I would warble
you would warble
he/she/it would warble
we would warble
you would warble
they would warble
Past Conditional
I would have warbled
you would have warbled
he/she/it would have warbled
we would have warbled
you would have warbled
they would have warbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warble - a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
Verb1.warble - sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or belowwarble - sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
2.warble - sing by changing registerwarble - sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"

warble

verb
1. sing, trill, chirp, twitter, chirrup, make melody, pipe, quaver A flock of birds was warbling in the trees.
noun
1. song, trill, quaver, twitter, call, cry, chirp, chirrup the soft warble of her speaking voice
Translations
تَغْريديُغَرِّد، يَصْدَح
kvidrekvidren
trillázástrillázik
dillandi söngur; kvaksyngja meî dillandi rödd; kvaka
čiulbesys
bērt treļļustrallināšanatrallināttreļļi
švitoreniešvitoriť
ötmeötüştitrek sesle şarkı söylemek

warble

[ˈwɔːbl]
A. N [of bird] → trino m, gorjeo m
C. VIgorjear, trinar

warble

[ˈwɔːrbəl]
n [bird] → gazouillis m
vigazouiller

warble

nTrällern nt
viträllern; he warbled away as he stood in the shower (inf)er trällerte fröhlich vor sich hin, während er unter der Dusche stand
vtträllern

warble

[ˈwɔːbl]
1. n (of bird) → trillo
2. vi (bird) → trillare; (person) → gorgheggiare

warble

(ˈwoːbl) verb
to sing in a trembling voice, as some birds do. The bird was warbling (his song) on a high branch.
noun
an act, or the sound, of warbling. the warble of a bird in summer.
ˈwarbler noun
any of several kinds of small singing bird.
References in classic literature ?
This natural tunefulness made Phoebe seem like a bird in a shadowy tree; or conveyed the idea that the stream of life warbled through her heart as a brook sometimes warbles through a pleasant little dell.
John Edward Nandy," says Plornish to father, "I never heard you come the warbles as I have heard you come the warbles this night.
Within the palace he heard some music, as of many instruments cunningly played, and the melodious warble of nightingales and other birds, and by this, and the appetising smell of many dainty dishes of which he presently became aware, he judged that feasting and merry making were going on.
Hugo, getting thirsty after a long warble, drinks it, loses his wits, and after a good deal of clutching and stamping, falls flat and dies, while Hagar informs him what she has done in a song of exquisite power and melody.
Fountains and yee, that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
It consisted in a peculiar bird-like turn, a sort of liquid warble, produced by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth at short intervals in the midst of the music -- the reader probably remembers how to do it, if he has ever been a boy.
Visual and hand palpation method was used to count the warbles present on back, hump and flanks of the infected goats.
past was entirely relied on palpation of the warbles in the backs of the animals or visual examination of the carcasses in the slaughterhouses in which the infections were usually underestimated and neglected.
The anti-hypoderma antibodies were detected by ELISA in the sera samples of May and June (summer) onward, while the infestation is usually detected clinically by manual palpation method from October until February (winter) when warbles appear on the back and flank region of the animals.
The diagnosis of warble fly infestation in the past was entirely relied on palpation of the warbles in the backs of the animals or visual examination of the carcasses in the slaughterhouses in which the infections were usually underestimated and neglected.
The episodes here--with their obsessive and entrancing moves--turn hunger and satiety into metaphors: the mouth as porthole to the soul As usual, Herrera juggles the wry (a female trio writhes at a table, getting pies in the face as Snow White warbles about her prince) and the wrenching (a woman follows a lonely path of plates laid out underfoot).
Being relatively new to music blogging myself, I don't yet share Reynolds's jaundiced view of the medium, nor Lumbleau's devil-may-care attitude about the recent MU shutdown, which practically decimated some of my favorite sites, including Global Groove, Holy Warbles, and--above all--Madrotter.