trilling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

trilling

  1. present participle of trill

Noun[edit]

trilling ‎(plural trillings)

  1. The production of a trill sound.
    • 1910, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
      During the singing act these wing surfaces are moved rapidly on each other, producing the familiar strident trillings of midsummer.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German Drilling.

Noun[edit]

trilling ‎(plural trillings)

  1. (crystallography) A compound crystal consisting of three individuals.
    • 1974, Mineral Digest (volumes 6-8, page 148)
      Chrysoberyl is orthorhombic in symmetry. Like many orthorhombic minerals, it readily forms an intergrowth with two other individual crystals to make trillings with six sides or, at least, V-shaped twins.
  2. (obsolete) One of three children born at the same birth; a triplet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From trillen +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tril‧ling

Noun[edit]

trilling f ‎(plural trillingen, diminutive trillinkje n)

  1. vibration, oscillation

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From trinnling.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trilling m ‎(definite singular trillingen, indefinite plural trillingar, definite plural trillingane)

  1. triplet (one of three siblings born at the same time of the same mother)

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