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Definition of trill verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    trill

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//trɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trill
     
    he / she / it trills
     
    past simple trilled
     
    -ing form trilling
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] to make repeated short high sounds synonym warble An electronic device trilled in the next room. The canary was trilling away happily.
  2. 2[transitive] + speech to say something in a high cheerful voice synonym warble “How wonderful!” she trilled.
  3. 3[transitive] trill something (phonetics) to pronounce an “r” sound by making a trill compare roll
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: trill

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