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trill

 (trĭl)
n.
1. A fluttering or tremulous sound, as that made by certain birds; a warble.
2. Music
a. The rapid alternation of two tones either a whole or a half tone apart.
b. A vibrato.
3. Linguistics
a. A rapid vibration of one speech organ against another, as of the tongue against the alveolar ridge in Spanish rr.
b. A speech sound pronounced with such a vibration.
v. trilled, tril·ling, trills
v.tr.
1. To sound, sing, or play with a trill.
2. To articulate (a sound) with a trill.
v.intr.
To produce or give forth a trill.

[Italian trillo, from trillare, to trill, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

trill

(trɪl)
n
1. (Music, other) music a melodic ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between a principal note and the note a whole tone or semitone above it. Usual symbol: tr. (written above a note) or tr
2. a shrill warbling sound, esp as made by some birds
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. the articulation of an (r) sound produced by holding the tip of the tongue close to the alveolar ridge, allowing the tongue to make a succession of taps against the ridge
b. the production of a similar effect using the uvula against the back of the tongue
vb
4. to sound, sing, or play (a trill or with a trill)
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (an (r) sound) by the production of a trill
[C17: from Italian trillo, from trillare, apparently from Middle Dutch trillen to vibrate]

trill

(trɪl)
vb, n
an archaic or poetic word for trickle
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian trilla to roll; see trill1]

trill

(trɪl)

n.
1. a rapid alternation of two adjacent musical tones; shake.
2. a similar quavering sound, as that made by a bird or a person laughing.
3.
a. a sequence of rapid vibratory movements produced in a speech organ, as the tongue or uvula, by air from the lungs, causing a corresponding sequence of contacts between the vibrating articulator and another surface.
b. a speech sound produced by a trill.
v.t.
4. to sing, utter, or play with a trill.
5. to pronounce with a trill: to trill an r.
v.i.
6. to perform or utter a trill.
[1635–45; < Italian trillo, appar. of expressive orig.]

trill


Past participle: trilled
Gerund: trilling

Imperative
trill
trill
Present
I trill
you trill
he/she/it trills
we trill
you trill
they trill
Preterite
I trilled
you trilled
he/she/it trilled
we trilled
you trilled
they trilled
Present Continuous
I am trilling
you are trilling
he/she/it is trilling
we are trilling
you are trilling
they are trilling
Present Perfect
I have trilled
you have trilled
he/she/it has trilled
we have trilled
you have trilled
they have trilled
Past Continuous
I was trilling
you were trilling
he/she/it was trilling
we were trilling
you were trilling
they were trilling
Past Perfect
I had trilled
you had trilled
he/she/it had trilled
we had trilled
you had trilled
they had trilled
Future
I will trill
you will trill
he/she/it will trill
we will trill
you will trill
they will trill
Future Perfect
I will have trilled
you will have trilled
he/she/it will have trilled
we will have trilled
you will have trilled
they will have trilled
Future Continuous
I will be trilling
you will be trilling
he/she/it will be trilling
we will be trilling
you will be trilling
they will be trilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trilling
you have been trilling
he/she/it has been trilling
we have been trilling
you have been trilling
they have been trilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trilling
you will have been trilling
he/she/it will have been trilling
we will have been trilling
you will have been trilling
they will have been trilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trilling
you had been trilling
he/she/it had been trilling
we had been trilling
you had been trilling
they had been trilling
Conditional
I would trill
you would trill
he/she/it would trill
we would trill
you would trill
they would trill
Past Conditional
I would have trilled
you would have trilled
he/she/it would have trilled
we would have trilled
you would have trilled
they would have trilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trill - a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above ittrill - a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
2.trill - 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"
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
Verb1.trill - pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers trill their r's"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
2.trill - sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or belowtrill - sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
Translations

trill

[trɪl]
A. N [of bird] → gorjeo m, trino m; [of phone] → sonido m, ring-ring m (Mus) → trino m (Phon) [of "R"] → vibración f
B. VI [bird] → gorjear, trinar; [phone] → sonar
C. VT
1. (Phon) → hacer vibrar
to trill one's Rshacer vibrar las erres
trilled Rerre vibrada
2. (= say) "how adorable!," she trilled-¡qué encantador! -gorjeó

trill

n
(of bird)Trillern nt; (of voice)Tremolo nt
(Mus) → Triller m
(Phon) → Rollen nt, → rollende Aussprache
vt
(person) → trällern
(Mus) notetrillern
(Phon) consonantrollen, rollend aussprechen
vi
(bird)trillern, tirilieren (geh); (person)trällern
(Mus) → trillern

trill

[trɪl] n (of bird) (Mus) → trillo
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