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English noun: trill

1. trill (communication) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it


Synonymsshake


Broader (hypernym)musical note, note, tone

2. trill (communication) the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula


SamplesHe pronounced his R's with a distinct trill.


Broader (hypernym)articulation


English verb: trill

1. trill (communication) pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'


SamplesSome speakers trill their r's.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

2. trill (communication) sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below


ExamplesThe birds trill in the woods , The woods trill with many kinds of birds


Synonymsquaver, warble


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing









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