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trill

verb [I] uk   /trɪl/ us  
When birds trill, they sing a series of quickly repeated high notes. literary to speak in a very high voice: [+ speech] "Tea is ready," trilled Daphne.

trill

noun [C] uk   /trɪl/ us  

trill noun [C] (MUSIC)

specialized music (the effect achieved by) the fast playing of a note and the note above or below it, one after the other

trill noun [C] (BIRD)

a series of quickly repeated high notes sung by a bird: We heard the familiar trill of the lark.

trill noun [C] (SPEECH)

specalized phonetics a sound that is made by very small, quick movements of one of the organs used in speech
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