to sing or play with a vibratory or quavering effect.
[Phonet.]to produce (a sound) with a trill.
(of birds, insects, etc.) to sing or utter in a succession of rapidly alternating sounds.
to resound vibrantly, or with a rapid succession of sounds, as the voice, song, or laughter.
to utter or make a sound or succession of sounds resembling such singing, as a bird, frog, grasshopper, or person laughing.
to execute a shake or trill with the voice or on a musical instrument.
[Phonet.]to execute a trill, esp. with the tongue, as while singing, talking, or whistling.
the act or sound of trilling.
[Music.]a rapid alternation of two adjacent tones; a shake.
a similar sound, or succession of sounds, uttered or made by a bird, an insect, a person laughing, etc.
a sequence of repetitive, rapid, vibratory movements produced in any free articulator or membrane by a rush of air expelled from the lungs and often causing a corresponding sequence of contacts between the vibrating articulator and another organ or surface.
a speech sound produced by such a trill.
Italian trillo quaver or warble in singing Gmc; compare Dutch trillen to vibrate, late Middle English trillen to shake or rock (something)
trill2(tril),USA pronunciationArchaic., v.i.
to flow in a thin stream; trickle.
to cause to flow in a thin stream.
Old Danish trijlæ to roll (said, e.g., of tears and of a wheelbarrow); compare Norwegian trille, Swedish trilla. See trill1
Middle English trillen to make (something) turn, to roll, flow (said of tears, water) 1300–50