Definitions of trill

  1. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle; to shake or quaver.
  2. To sing or sound tremulously.
  3. To turn round; to twirl.
  4. To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note.
  5. To utter with a vibration; as, to trill one's r's.
  6. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.
  7. To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
  8. sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
  9. pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme ` r'; " Some speakers trill their r's"
  10. 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.
  11. To shake: to utter with a tremulous vibration: to trickle or flow in a small stream.
  12. To utter with a tremulous vibration.
  13. To utter with a quavering or tremulousness of voice; to sing.
  14. To utter or play with a quavering or tremulous vibration; to sound in tremulous or quavering vibrations.
  15. The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d
  16. 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.
  17. A snake or vibration of the voice on a letter or musical tone; as, the trill of a bird; in music, a shake; any vibration; as, to trill one's r's.
  18. A quaver or tremulous vibration.
  19. A quaver; shake.
  20. A tremulous utterance; shake; quaver.
  21. A quaver; a shake of the voice in singing or playing.
  22. A shaking or quavering of the voice in singing; a quavering or tremulous sound.
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