Skirl meaning

skûrl
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To play (a piece) on bagpipes.
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The shrill sound made by the chanter pipe of bagpipes.
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A shrill wailing sound.
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(scot.) To sound out in shrill, piercing tones, as a bagpipe does.
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A shrill sound, as of a bagpipe.
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(Scotland, Northern England) To make a shrill sound, as of bagpipes.

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To produce a high, shrill, wailing tone. Used of bagpipes.
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Origin of skirl

  • Middle English skrillen, skirlen probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary