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Definition of "skirling" []

  • Present participle of skirl. (verb)
  • A small trout or salmon. (noun)
  • A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl. (noun)

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Use "skirling" in a sentence
  • "Queen Victoria herself used to have the pipers file out before her at Balmoral to the "skirling" of "Bonnie Dundee," "Over the Water to Charlie," and "Wha'll Be King but Charlie!""
  • "Watched as he pulled off her elastic, tipped back his head, and held his arms out cruciform, an angular scarecrow in a scrim of skirling snow."
  • "Arkangel have done very well here, by taking the rare but very obvious course of setting the play in, er, Scotland, with appropriate accents and skirling of bagpipes; this gives the whole play an extra edge that I had never really considered properly before."