trill

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trillen, from Italian trillo, trillare. Compare Norwegian trille, Swedish trilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɹɪl/, [t̠ʰɹ̠̊ɪl]
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

trill (plural trills)

  1. (music) A rapid alternation between an indicated note and the one above it, in musical notation usually indicated with the letters tr written above the staff.
  2. (phonetics) A type of consonantal sound that is produced by vibrations of the tongue against the place of articulation: for example, Spanish rr.
  3. A tremulous high-pitched vocal sound produced by cats.

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Verb[edit]

trill (third-person singular simple present trills, present participle trilling, simple past and past participle trilled)

  1. (intransitive) To create a trill sound; to utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.
  2. (transitive) To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill.
    to trill a note, or the letter r
    • (Can we date this quote by Thomson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To trickle.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To twirl.

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Albanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

trill ? (indefinite plural trillime, definite singular trilli, definite plural trillimet)

  1. whim, tantrum, bizarre fantasy

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

trill

  1. imperative of trille