Etymology
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skirl (v.)

"to make a shrill sound," mid-15c., from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian skyrla, skrella "to shriek"), of imitative origin. In reference to bagpipes, it is attested by 1660s and now rarely used otherwise. As a noun 1510s from the verb.

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Definitions of skirl
1
skirl (v.)
make a shrill, wailing sound;
skirling bagpipes
skirl (v.)
play the bagpipes;
2
skirl (n.)
the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe;
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