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Definition 1: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for trill in the sense of this definition

(trill is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

Definition 2: the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where trill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

(trill is a kind of ...) the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech

Definition 3: sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for trill in the sense of this definition

(trill is a kind of ...) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

Definition 4: pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r' - [verb of communication]

Samples where trill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some speakers trill their r's

(trill is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

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