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synonyms for skirl

  • blare
  • hiss
  • blast
  • fife
  • flute
  • pipe
  • shriek
  • signal
  • sound
  • toot
  • tootle
  • trill
  • warble
  • wheeze
  • whine
  • whiz
See also synonyms for: skirled / skirling / skirls
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How to use skirl in a sentence

A roll of a drum and the skirl of a fife came wafting across the valley on the April breeze.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
His shout was dim under the hoot and skirl of wind: "If ye like it so well down here, then help us bail!"
THE VALOR OF CAPPEN VARRAPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
The skirl of bagpipes shrilled from without—that exotic, half-barbarous sound now coming intimately into her life.
GHETTO COMEDIESISRAEL ZANGWILL
A swarm of mosquitoes buzzed in the glare thrown by the lamp with a shrill, attenuated sound like the skirl of far-away bagpipes.
THE LAMP IN THE DESERTETHEL M. DELL
And he himsel' looked round on me, like the devil he is; and, wi' a skirl o' a laugh, he strikes the lantern out o' my hand.
MADAM CROWL'S GHOST AND THE DEAD SEXTONJOSEPH SHERIDAN LEFANU
How the old creature would skirl and cry over her son Derrick!
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 15, NO. 91, MAY, 1865VARIOUS
Fin now gave a skirl that startled the giant, as coming from such a youngster as he was supposed to be.
CELTIC FOLK AND FAIRY TALESVARIOUS
And now in his skirl there was a wild ring of superstition that turned girlish hearts quite cold.
PEMROSE LORRY, CAMP FIRE GIRLISABEL KATHERINE HORNIBROOK
The music began to skirl again as he stepped out and closed the door behind him.
THE BRIMMING CUPDOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER
The touch of the push-button was only a touch, and there was no answering skirl of the bell in the adjoining room.
THE TAMING OF RED BUTTE WESTERNFRANCIS LYNDE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SKIRL

  • blare
  • blast
  • fife
  • flute
  • hiss
  • pipe
  • shriek
  • signal
  • skirl
  • sound
  • toot
  • tootle
  • trill
  • warble
  • wheeze
  • whine
  • whiz
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.