Definition of trill


  • a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it. Synonyms: shake.
  • 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".


  • pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers trill their r's".
  • sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below. Synonyms: quaver, warble.

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Rhymes with trill

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  • trill is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • trill is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
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