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8 definitions found
 for trill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trill \Trill\, v. t. [OE. trillen; cf. Sw. trilla to roll.]
     To turn round; to twirl. [Obs.] --Gascoigne.
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           Bid him descend and trill another pin.   --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trill \Trill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trilling.] [It. trillare; probably of imitative origin.]
     To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a
     trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note.
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           The sober-suited songstress trills her lay. --Thomson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trill \Trill\, v. i.
     To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous
     vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
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           To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trill \Trill\, n. [It. trillo, fr. trillare. See Trill to
     shake.]
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     1. A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid
        succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the
        vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth --
        tongue, uvula, epiglottis, or lip -- against another part;
        as, the r is a trill in most languages.
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     2. The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to
        give a trill to the tongue. d
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     3. (Mus.) A shake or quaver of the voice in singing, or of
        the sound of an instrument, produced by the rapid
        alternation of two contiguous tones of the scale; as, to
        give a trill on the high C. See Shake.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trill \Trill\, v. i. [OE. trillen to roll, turn round; of Scand.
     origin; cf. Sw. trilla to roll, Dan. trilde, Icel.
     [thorn]yrla to whirl, and E. thrill. Cf. Thrill.]
     To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding
     each other; to trickle. --Sir W. Scott.
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           And now and then an ample tear trilled down
           Her delicate cheek.                      --Shak.
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           Whispered sounds
           Of waters, trilling from the riven stone. --Glover.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trill
      n 1: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone
           above it [syn: trill, shake]
      2: the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant
         `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or
         uvula; "he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill"
      v 1: pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers
           trill their r's"
      2: sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note
         above or below [syn: warble, trill, quaver]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "trill":
     Bebung, anthem, babble, ballad, bubble, burble, cackle, call,
     carol, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup,
     chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo,
     coo, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, descant, distill, do-re-mi,
     dribble, drip, drop, drum, falter, flutter, gabble, gaggle, gobble,
     guggle, gurgle, honk, hoo, hoot, hum, hymn, intonate, intone, lap,
     leak, leak out, lilt, minstrel, peep, pip, pipe, plash, psalm,
     purl, quack, quaver, quiver, ripple, roll, roulade, scold,
     serenade, shake, sing, sing in chorus, slosh, sol-fa, solmizate,
     splash, squawk, swash, swish, tremble, tremolando, tremolant,
     tremolo, tremor, trickle, trillet, trilleto, trillo, troll,
     tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, vibrato, vocalize,
     warble, wash, weep, whistle, yodel
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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