- 1[transitive, intransitive] warble (something) | + speech (humorous) to sing, especially in a high voice that is not very steady He warbled his way through the song.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] warble (something) (of a bird) to sing with rapidly changing notes Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘melody’): from Old Northern French werble (noun), werbler (verb), of Germanic origin; related to whirl.
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːbl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they warble
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːbl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrbl//he / she / it warbles
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːblz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrblz//past simple warbled
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːbld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrbld//past participle warbled
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːbld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrbld//-ing form warbling
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːblɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrblɪŋ//