What does the word warble mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To sing, as a bird; trill.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make a liquid, murmuring sound.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of warbling; a song.

Usage examples for warble

  1. I like a name you can kind- a warble. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  2. This grand hymn rose and swelled and vibrated in the still November air; while in between the pauses came the warble of birds, the scream of the jay, the hoarse call of hawk and eagle, going on with their forest ways all unmindful of the new era which had been ushered in with those solemn sounds. – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  3. I used to know some once, with broad, full chests; plump, round limbs; feet that knew how to run, and hands that could venture to go through an entry without drawing on a kid glove,- blithe, merry little children, who got up and went to bed with the sun; who fed on fresh, new milk, and stepped on daisies, and knew more about butter- cups and clover blossoms, than parties and fashions,- little guileless children, who danced and jumped and laughed for the same reason the birds sing- because they couldn't help it,- who didn't care any more than the birds, whether their plumage was red, green, yellow or brown, so that they could dart and skim and hop where they liked, warble when they had a mind, and fold their wings where they pleased, when weary. – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern