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trill

trill

pronunciation:
trIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trembling or quivering sound made by a singing voice or a musical instrument.
The singer's trill was so high that her voice broke a glass.
definition 2: a trembling or quivering sound made by a bird or insect.
I awoke to the trill of birds.We heard the trill of insects all around the porch.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: trilled, trilling, trills
definition: to sing, play, or speak with a trembling or quivering sound.
The singer trilled the last note of the song.
derivation: triller (n.)
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