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v. war·bled, war·bling, war·bles
To sing (a note or song, for example) with trills, runs, or other melodic embellishments.
1. To sing with trills, runs, or quavers.
2. To be sounded in a trilling or quavering manner.
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.]
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.]
1. (Music, other) the act or an instance of singing with trills, runs, and other embellishments
2. (of an inanimate object) the act of making a high, trilling sound, or the sound made