trill

  • 1 Trill — is a type of vibration; it may refer to: * trill (music), a type of musical ornament * trill consonant, a type of sound used in some languages * Trill, a sound similar to the musical ornament made by animals including the Maine Coon cat and… …

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  • 2 Trill — Trill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trilling}.] [It. trillare; probably of imitative origin.] To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note. [1913 Webster] The sober… …

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  • 3 Trill — Trill, n. [It. trillo, fr. trillare. See {Trill} to shake.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth tongue …

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  • 4 Trill — Trill, v. i. To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver. [1913 Webster] To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Trill — Trill, v. t. [OE. trillen; cf. Sw. trilla to roll.] To turn round; to twirl. [Obs.] Gascoigne. [1913 Webster] Bid him descend and trill another pin. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 trill — [tril] n. [It trillo < trillare, to trill, of echoic orig.] 1. a rapid alternation of a given musical tone with the tone a diatonic second above it: cf. VIBRATO 2. the warbling sound made by some birds 3. Phonet. a) a rapid vibration of the… …

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  • 7 Trill — Trill, v. i. [OE. trillen to roll, turn round; of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. trilla to roll, Dan. trilde, Icel. [thorn]yrla to whirl, and E. thrill. Cf. {Thrill}.] To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle. Sir… …

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  • 8 trill — (n.) 1640s, from It. trillio, triglio a quavering or warbling in singing, probably of imitative origin. The verb is 1660s, from It. trillare to quaver, trill. Related: Trilled; trilling …

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  • 9 trill — trill·er; trill; …

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  • 10 trill — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …

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  • 11 trill — англ. [трил] trille фр. [трий] Triller нем. [три/ллер] trillo ит. [три/лло] трель …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 12 trill — vb *sing, troll, carol, descant, warble, hymn, chant, intone …

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  • 13 trill — ► NOUN ▪ a quavering or vibratory sound, especially a rapid alternation of sung or played notes. ► VERB ▪ produce a quavering or warbling sound. DERIVATIVES triller noun. ORIGIN Italian trillo …

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  • 14 Trill — Trills Especie Humanoide y simbionte Lugar natal Trill Gobierno Miembros de la Federación Unida de Planetas Primera aparición Star Trek: La nueva generación Los trills son una especie extraterrestre simbiótica ficticia de la …

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  • 15 trill — I UK [trɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms trill : singular trill plural trills music a) a musical sound made by singing or playing two similar notes one after the other very quickly b) a sound similar to a musical trill, made for example by a… …

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  • 16 trill´er — trill1 «trihl», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. 1. to sound or speak with a tremulous, vibrating, high pitched sound: »The child burst in, trilling with laughter (Rudyard Kipling). 2. to sing with a tremulous vibration of sound: »to trill an aria. Some… …

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  • 17 Trill — Les Trills sont, dans l univers de fiction de Star Trek, une espèce extraterrestre originaire de la planète Trill dans le Quadrant Alpha. Sommaire 1 Physiologie 2 Culture 3 Histoire …

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  • 18 trill — trill1 /tril/, v.t. 1. to sing or play with a vibratory or quavering effect. 2. Phonet. to produce (a sound) with a trill. 3. (of birds, insects, etc.) to sing or utter in a succession of rapidly alternating sounds. v.i. 4. to resound vibrantly,… …

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  • 19 trill — I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch trillen to vibrate, Swedish trilla to roll Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to flow in a small stream or in drops ; trickle 2. twirl, revolve transitive verb to cause to fl …

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  • 20 trill — trill1 [ trıl ] noun count a musical sound made by singing or playing two similar notes one after the other very quickly a. a sound similar to a musical trill, made for example by a bird or a piece of electronic equipment trill trill 2 [ trıl ]… …

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