Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of warble.
  • noun A sound that warbles.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He heard a pair of water rails (Rallus aquaticus) warbling from the lake beyond a grove, and he said with the voice of a commentator on a recording of wild birds: "They are water rails".

    Kenzaburo Oe - Nobel Lecture

  • That is called warbling, or trilling, or trolling, or something.

    Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899

  • One person noticed "warbling" in the background, that is likely the binaural beat that is encoded into the background music.

    Hypnocast . . . audio weirdness

  • One person noticed "warbling" in the background, that is likely the binaural beat that is encoded into the background music.

    Life of Brian:

  • He utters his usual notes at all times of the year; but in the early part of summer he is addicted to a very low but pleasant kind of warbling, considerably varied, and wanting only more loudness and precision to entitle him to a rank with the singing-birds.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • Comments: I can't remember anything about this one other than "warbling" which I've written in my notes next to it.

    Everything2 New Writeups

  • Danny belted out the chorus, "He might be thinking of things that might have been," warbling "might" through three different notes and holding out "been" on a long, high note of missed opportunities.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Danny belted out the chorus, "He might be thinking of things that might have been," warbling "might" through three different notes and holding out "been" on a long, high note of missed opportunities.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Eduardo Miranda shuts the door of his study, leaving two "warbling" robots to their own devices.

    Reason Magazine - Hit & Run

  • Sure, viewers sit through season after season of God-awful warbling on DioGuardi's old show American Idol, but on Platinum Hit, contestants are not only shaky singers, they're all performing their own half-baked, unproven material.

    Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit's Bad Singing Problem, Plans for More Post-Idol TV

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