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wind chimes Tweet Definition of wind chimes Like Definition of wind chimes on Facebook
noun
  1. A construction of small pieces of wood, glass, metal or ceramic suspended, outdoors, in such a way that they tinkle pleasantly when moved by the wind.
Wagnerian Tweet Definition of Wagnerian Like Definition of Wagnerian on Facebook
noun
  1. an admirer of Richard Wagner
  2. a musician who plays Wagnerian music
  3. an opera singer who specializes in Wagnerian roles
adjective
  1. of, or characteristic of w:Richard Wagner, Richard Wagner, or of his music
wail Tweet Definition of wail Like Definition of wail on Facebook
noun
  1. A loud cry or shriek.
She let out a loud, doleful .
verb
  1. To cry out, as in sorrow.
  2. To weep loudly.
  3. To make a noise like crying.
The wind wailed and the rain streamed down.
waltz Tweet Definition of waltz Like Definition of waltz on Facebook
noun
  1. a ballroom dance in 3/4 time
  2. a piece of music for this dance (or in triple time)
  3. (informal) a simple task
verb (waltz, es)
  1. to dance the waltz (with someone)
  2. (informal) to accomplish a task with little effort
  3. to move (or move someone) briskly and unhesitatingly
warble Tweet Definition of warble Like Definition of warble on Facebook
noun
  1. a lesion under the skin of an animal, caused by a bot fly
verb (warbl, ing)
  1. (Military) In naval mine warfare, the process of varying the frequency of sound produced by a narrow band noisemaker to ensure that the frequency to which the mine will respond is covered. Also a Noun with the same definition.
  2. to modulate a tone's frequency
  3. to sing like a bird, especially with trills.
wind Tweet Definition of wind Like Definition of wind on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Beaufort scale)
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) Movement of air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
The blew through her hair, standing on the deck of the ship.
The winds in Chicago are fierce.
  1. (rfex) (countable) The force developed by the movement of air, expressed as pressure.
  2. (rfex) (uncountable) The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath.
  3. (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
Give me a minute before we jog the next mile " I need a second .
  1. (context, uncountable, colloquial) flatus, Flatus.
Ewww. Someone passed .
verb
  1. (rfex) (transitive) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound.
  2. (transitive) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen.
The boxer was winded during round two.
  1. (reflexive) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath.
I can"t run another step — I"m winded.
windbag Tweet Definition of windbag Like Definition of windbag on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, mildly, derogatory) someone who talks excessively
wind instrument Tweet Definition of wind instrument Like Definition of wind instrument on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) a musical instrument that produces sound when air flows through it; reed instruments and brass instruments.
woodblock Tweet Definition of woodblock Like Definition of woodblock on Facebook
noun
  1. a woodcut
  2. a wood block
  3. The emergency issue of the Cape triangles, printed in 1861.
woodwind Tweet Definition of woodwind Like Definition of woodwind on Facebook
noun
  1. musical instruments which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening. Woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon. Distinguish woodwind from brass instruments, which are also blown, but in which the players lips vibrate to produce the sound.
adjective
  1. related to a instrument
wordbook Tweet Definition of wordbook Like Definition of wordbook on Facebook
noun
  1. A dictionary or other book that lists words.
  2. The libretto of an opera.
wrest Tweet Definition of wrest Like Definition of wrest on Facebook
verb
  1. To pull or twist violently.
  2. To obtain by pulling or violent force.

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