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Pronunciation : Trill
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. trillen to roll, turn round; of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. trilla to roll, Dan. trilde, Icel. ├żyrla to whirl, and E. thrill. Cf. Thrill.]
Definition : Defn: To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle. Sir W. Scott. And now and then an ample tear trilled down Her delicate cheek. Shak. Whispered sounds Of waters, trilling from the riven stone. Glover.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Trill
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. trillen; cf. Sw. trilla to roll.]
Definition : Defn: To turn round; to twirl. [Obs.] Gascoigne. Bid him descend and trill another pin. Chaucer.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Trill
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [It. trillare; probably of imitative origin.]
Definition : Defn: To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note. The sober-suited songstress trills her lay. Thomson.

t. [imp. & p. p. Trilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Trilling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Trill
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver. To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet. Dryden.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Trill
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [It. trillo, fr. trillare. See Trill to shake.]
Definition : 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.

2. The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d

3. (Mus.)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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