• Warble Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel.
  2. (v. t.) To sing in a trilling, quavering, or vibratory manner; to modulate with turns or variations; to trill; as, certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs.
  3. (v. t.) To cause to quaver or vibrate.
  4. (n.) A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.
  5. (n.) A small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in traveling.
  6. (n.) See Wormil.
  7. (v. i.) To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.
  8. (v. i.) To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations.
  9. (n.) A small tumor produced by the larvae of the gadfly in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also warblet, warbeetle, warnles.
  10. (v. t.) To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.

Descant, Quaver, Trill, Yodel,

• Warbler Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, often bright colored, American singing birds of the family or subfamily Mniotiltidae, or Sylvicolinae. They are allied to the Old World warblers, but most of them are not particularly musical.
  2. (n.) One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; -- applied chiefly to birds.
  3. (n.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World singing birds belonging to the family Sylviidae, many of which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap, reed warbler (see under Reed), and sedge warbler (see under Sedge) are well-known species.