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skirl Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
  2. verb make a shrill, wailing sound
    • skirling bagpipes
  3. verb play the bagpipes

Skirl transitive verb & intransitive verb
Of Scand. origin, and originally the same word as E. shrill.
  1. To utter in a shrill tone; to scream. Prov. Eng. & Scot.
Skirl noun
  1. A shrill cry or sound. Prov. Eng. & Scot.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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