skirling

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VerbEdit

skirling

  1. present participle of skirl

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NounEdit

skirling (plural skirlings)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A small trout or salmon.
  2. (Northern England and Scotland) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
    • 1885, Juliana Horatia Ewing, The Story of a Short Life
      When the skirling of the pipes cleft the air his cold eyes softened.

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