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skirl

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English

Etymology

Originally Scots and Northern English dialects, probably of Old Norse origin; ultimately imitative.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to skirl

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to skirl (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make a shrill sound, as of bagpipes.
    • 1985: Drums began to thump in a variety of rhythms. The flautists were not sure what to play. The shawm began to skirl. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

Scots

Verb

skirl

  1. To make a shrill sound, as of bagpipes.

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