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Definition of trill noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a repeated short high sound made, for example, by someone's voice or by a bird
  2. 2(music) the sound made when two notes next to each other in the musical scale are played or sung quickly several times one after the other
  3. 3(also roll) (phonetics) a sound, usually a/r/, produced by making the tongue vibrate against a part of the mouth
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