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TRILL, n. A quaver; a shake of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument. [See Shake.]

TRILL, v.t. To utter with a quavering or tremulousness of voice; to shake.

The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.

TRILL, v.i. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.

And now and then an ample tear trill'd down

Her delicate cheek.

1. To shake or quaver; to play in tremulous vibrations of sound.

To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.



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TRILL, n. A quaver; a shake of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument. [See Shake.]

TRILL, v.t. To utter with a quavering or tremulousness of voice; to shake.

The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.

TRILL, v.i. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.

And now and then an ample tear trill'd down

Her delicate cheek.

1. To shake or quaver; to play in tremulous vibrations of sound.

To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.

TRILL, n. [It. trillo; Dan. trille; G. triller; W. treilliaw, to turn, to roll. But the latter may be contracted from treiglaw, to turn; traill, traigyl, a turn or roll, from the root of draw, drag. Trill coincides with thirl and drill; D. drillen. Qu. reel.]

A quaver; a shake of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument. [See Shake.]


TRILL, v.i.

  1. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeding each other; to trickle. And now and then an ample tear trill'd down / Her delicate cheek. Shak.
  2. To shake or quaver; to play in tremulous vibrations of sound. To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet. Dryden.

TRILL, v.t. [It. trillare.]

To utter with a quavering or tremulousness of voice; to shake. The sober-suited songstress trills her lay. Thomson.


Trill
  1. 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.

  2. To turn round; to twirl.

    [Obs.] Gascoigne.

    Bid him descend and trill another pin. Chaucer.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d
  7. 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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Trill

TRILL, noun A quaver; a shake of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument. [See Shake.]

TRILL, verb transitive To utter with a quavering or tremulousness of voice; to shake.

The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.

TRILL, verb intransitive To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.

And now and then an ample tear trill'd down

Her delicate cheek.

1. To shake or quaver; to play in tremulous vibrations of sound.

To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.

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