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trill

trill

trill - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trill

Definition
(noun) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
Synonyms : shake

Definition
(noun) the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
Example Sentence
  • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

Definition
(verb) pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'
Example Sentence
  • Some speakers trill their r's

Definition
(verb) sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
Synonyms : quaver , warble

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trill

trill rhymes with shrill.so a shrill sound is a sharp whistling sound
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