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trill +‎ -y



trilly (comparative more trilly, superlative most trilly)

  1. Having a trill sound.
    • 1914, Sewell Ford, Wilt thou Torchy:
      She was a sweet young thing with cheek dimples and a trilly laugh...
    • 1984, Donald J. Borror, Songs of Western Birds:
      This bird has a number of calls, but the most common is a loud chuck (Example 3). Immature birds utter a trilly note (Example 4), which is a common marsh sound in mid-summer.
    • 2009, Bob Mitchell, Once Upon a Fastball:
      He adores his bedtime baseball stories, even at his ripe old age. “It's called 'The Curse.' Wooooooooo!” Sol sings scarily in a trilly, ghostlike, gradually descending soprano.
    • 31 March 2011, Mallika Rao at, American Idol Recap: Stuck In the Middle
      Paul McDonald, whose "Rocket Man" was wispy and unmemorable; Stefano Langone, still with the weird enunciations and trilly voice...