Definition of Skirling

1. n. A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl.



2. n. A small trout or salmon; -- a name used loosely.

Definition of Skirling

1. Verb. (present participle of skirl) ¹

2. Noun. (UK dialect) A small trout or salmon. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Northern England and Scotland) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skirling

1. skirl [v] - See also: skirl

Medical Definition of Skirling

1. A small trout or salmon; a name used loosely. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Skirling Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skirling

skipping
skipping a beat
skipping rope
skipping ropes
skippingly
skippings
skippy
skips
skips a beat
skipt
skipworthy
skirl
skirlcock
skirled
skirlie
skirling (current term)
skirlings
skirls
skirmish
skirmished
skirmisher
skirmishers
skirmishes
skirmishing
skirmishings
skirmisht
skirr
skirred
skirret
skirrets

Literary usage of Skirling

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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1911)
"BY AE skirling. A PECULIAR case of proliferation in a peach blossom was brought about by an accident to the growing shoot of a budded seedling. ..."

2. The New Statistical Account of Scotland by Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy (1845)
"All the parishes in this county belong to the Presbytery of Peebles, except skirling and the united parishes of Broughton, ..."

3. Peebles During the Reign of Queen Mary by Robert Renwick (1903)
"BARONY OF skirling). 8 August 1550. ... On 16th February 1551-2, sasine in the barony of skirling was given to James ..."

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