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verb as in whistle

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Example Sentences

A roll of a drum and the skirl of a fife came wafting across the valley on the April breeze.

His shout was dim under the hoot and skirl of wind: "If ye like it so well down here, then help us bail!"

The skirl of bagpipes shrilled from without—that exotic, half-barbarous sound now coming intimately into her life.

A swarm of mosquitoes buzzed in the glare thrown by the lamp with a shrill, attenuated sound like the skirl of far-away bagpipes.

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.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skirl, such as: blare, hiss, blast, fife, flute, and pipe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.