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English noun: troll

1. troll (person) (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

Broader (hypernym)mythical creature, mythical monster

Domain categoryfolklore

Domain regionScandinavia

2. troll (communication) a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time

SamplesThey enjoyed singing rounds.


Broader (hypernym)partsong

3. troll (artifact) a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling

SamplesHe used a spinner as his troll.

Broader (hypernym)fish lure, fisherman's lure

4. troll (act) angling by drawing a baited line through the water


Broader (hypernym)angling

English verb: troll

1. troll (motion) circulate, move around

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

Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

2. troll (motion) cause to move round and round

SamplesThe child trolled her hoop.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)roll, wheel

3. troll (creation) sing the parts of (a round) in succession

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sing

Domain categorymusic

4. troll (competition) angle with a hook and line drawn through the water

ExamplesThe men troll the area for animals , The men troll for animals in the area

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)angle

5. troll (communication) sing loudly and without inhibition

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)sing

6. troll (communication) praise or celebrate in song

SamplesAll tongues shall troll you.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)praise

7. troll (communication) speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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