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trill

trill

 
pronunciation:
trIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rapid tremulous alternation of one musical tone with an adjacent whole or half tone; vibrato; tremolo.
similar words:
quaver
definition 2: a similar tremulous or quavering sound, or succession of such sounds, made by a bird or insect; warble.
definition 3: any rapid vibration of the tongue or uvula in the pronunciation of certain speech sounds, such as the "r" in Italian or Spanish.
definition 4: a sound so produced.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: trilled, trilling, trills
definition: to sing, play, sound, or utter with a trill.
similar words:
quaver, vibrate
derivation: triller (n.)
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