Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOUBLING, vbl.n. In pipe music: (1) a kind of trill prefacing a note, esp. in march, reel and strathspey (Sc. 1763 J. Macdonald Compleat Theory Sc. Highl. Bagpipe (1803) 1); (2) the form in which a variation in pibroch may be repeated, usually in a more complete or perfect development according to the principle of the variation. (2) Sc. 1915  J. Grant Piobaireachd 18:
The composer of piobaireachd gets his chanter and prepares the Theme or Urlar, which has been for some time developing in his mind. He transmits it to paper. Then he prepares his First Variation, and its Doubling, the Taorluath and its Doubling, and the Crunluath and its Doubling, which completes his tune.
Sc. 1949  Scotsman (2 Sept.):
I think no other instrument could render the doubling of a crunluath, let alone a crunluath a mach.

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"Doubling vbl. n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Nov 2018 <>



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