HyperDic: trill

English > 4 senses of the word trill:
NOUNcommunicationtrill, shakea note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
communicationtrillthe articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant 'r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
VERBcommunicationtrillpronounce with a trill, of the phoneme 'r'
communicationtrill, warble, quaversing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
trill > pronunciation
Soundstrih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > trill: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it.
Synonymshake
Broadernote, musical note, toneA notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
Spanishtrinado, trino
Catalanrefilet, trinat
Verbstrillsing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
English > trill: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant 'r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula.
Example"he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill"
BroaderarticulationThe aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
English > trill: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpronounce with a trill, of the phoneme 'r'.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Some speakers trill their r's"
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishgargantear
English > trill: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningsing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe birds trill in the woods; The woods trill with many kinds of birds
Synonymswarble, quaver
Broadersingproduce tones with the voice
Spanishgorjear, trinar
Catalanrefilar, trinar
Nounstrilla note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

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