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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trill, shake(noun)

    a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

  2. trill(verb)

    the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula

    "he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill"

  3. trill(verb)

    pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'

    "Some speakers trill their r's"

  4. warble, trill, quaver(verb)

    sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below


  1. trill(Noun)

    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.

  2. trill(Noun)

    A type of consonantal sound that is produced by vibrations of the tongue against the place of articulation, for example, Spanish rr.

  3. trill(Verb)

    To create a trill sound.

  4. trill(Verb)

    To trickle.

  5. Origin: From trillen. Compare Norwegian trille, Swedish trilla.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trill(verb)

    to flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle

  2. Trill(verb)

    to turn round; to twirl

  3. Trill(verb)

    to impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note

  4. Trill(verb)

    to utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver

  5. Trill(noun)

    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, uvula, epiglottis, or lip -- against another part; as, the r is a trill in most languages

  6. Trill(noun)

    the action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d

  7. Trill(noun)

    a shake or quaver of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument, produced by the rapid alternation of two contiguous tones of the scale; as, to give a trill on the high C. See Shake


  1. Trill

    The Trill are a fictional species of symbiotic life forms, depicted in the Star Trek media franchise. First introduced in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the species became a major part of the spin-off series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which featured a Trill named Dax as one of its main characters. Trill are depicted as comprising a humanoid host, and a worm-shaped symbiote that is implanted in the host's abdomen. Their personalities are a combination of the host and symbiote, with the symbiote's memories providing continuity between hosts. Their home world, also named Trill, is a planet in the Alpha Quadrant, the primary setting of most of the Star Trek series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trill

    tril, v.t. and v.i. to shake: to utter with a tremulous vibration, to quaver: to pronounce with a quick vibration of the tongue.—n. a quaver or tremulous vibration, warbling. [It. trillare, to shake; imit.]

  2. Trill

    tril, v.i. to trickle: (obs.) to twirl. [Scand., Sw. trilla, to roll.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trill in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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