Definition of Skirl

1. Noun. The sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe.

Generic synonyms: Sound



2. Verb. Make a shrill, wailing sound. "Skirling bagpipes"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

3. Verb. Play the bagpipes.
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Play

Definition of Skirl

1. v. t.& i. To utter in a shrill tone; to scream.

2. n. A shrill cry or sound.

Definition of Skirl

1. Verb. (Scotland Northern England) To make a shrill sound, as of bagpipes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skirl

1. to produce a shrill sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skirl

skippet
skippets
skippier
skippiest
skipping
skipping a beat
skipping rope
skipping ropes
skippingly
skippings
skippy
skips
skips a beat
skipt
skipworthy
skirl (current term)
skirlcock
skirled
skirlie
skirling
skirlings
skirls
skirmish
skirmished
skirmisher
skirmishers
skirmishes
skirmishing
skirmishings
skirmisht

Literary usage of Skirl

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1. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"skirl up the Bangor." Burnt. skirl, 9. Wind accompanied by rain or snow , as, ... skirl, r Used as denoting the powerful Influence of love, q. a stroke; ..."

2. Old Mortality by Walter Scott (1878)
"aic a skirl-in-the-pan as that at Kiel Blane's. His wife was a canny body, and could dress things very weel for ane in her line o' business, ..."

3. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"skirl-IN-THE-PAN, 1. The noise made by prepares it for receiving the meat, S. %. Transferred to the dish that is prepared in this a frying pan, ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are Explained in by John Jamieson (1867)
"ยปskirl up the Danger." Burnt skirl, i. Wind accompanied by rain or snow ; as, ... skirl, j. Г sed ал denoting the powerful influence of love, 4. ..."

5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Tain o' Shanter. ir. An* skirl up the Bangor ... Loud skirl'd a' the lasses ; .... Hallo-Mien. 6. He skirl'd out, ..."

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