from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of musical warble.
  • noun Same as chirm, n., 2.
  • To sing warble; chirm.
  • To warble like a bird.


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  • Considerable sense of humour in him; a very pretty little laugh, sincere and cordial always; many tricksy turns of witty insight, of intellect, of phrase; countenance, tone and eyes well seconding; his voice, in the finale of it, had a kind of musical warble ( 'chirl' we vernacularly called it) which reminded one of singing-birds.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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