Trill meaning

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To sound, sing, or play with a trill.
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To articulate (a sound) with a trill.
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To produce or give forth a trill.
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A rapid alternation of a given musical tone with the tone a diatonic second above it.
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The warbling sound made by some birds.
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To sound, speak, or play with a trill.
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(TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) A network layer 2 protocol that functions like a layer 3 protocol and is sometimes called "routable Ethernet." It was designed to overcome the deficiencies of the spanning tree protocol (STP), which limits traffic to one path in the network and blocks the rest.Routing Bridges (RBridges)TRILL uses the IS-IS link state routing protocol implemented in a routing bridge (RBridge). Operating like a bridge and router, RBridges support multiple paths and are compatible with regular bridges. See spanning tree protocol, IS-IS and bridge router.
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(music) A rapid alternation between an indicated note and the one above it, in musical notation usually indicated with the letters tr written above the staff.
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(phonetics) A type of consonantal sound that is produced by vibrations of the tongue against the place of articulation, for example, Spanish rr.
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(intransitive) To create a trill sound; to utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
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To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill.

To trill a note, or the letter r.

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Shakespeare.

And now and then an ample tear trilled down / Her delicate cheek.

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Glover.

Whispered sounds / Of waters, trilling from the riven stone.

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A fluttering or tremulous sound, as that made by certain birds; a warble.
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Origin of trill

  • Italian trillo from trillare to trill probably ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English trillen. Compare Norwegian trille, Swedish trilla.

    From Wiktionary