trill Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"trill" in British English

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trillverb [I]

uk   us   /trɪl/
When ​birds trill, they ​sing a ​series of ​quicklyrepeated high ​notes. literary to ​speak in a very high ​voice: [+ speech] "I'll be ​right down!" trilled Daphne.

trillnoun [C]

uk   us   /trɪl/

trill noun [C] (MUSIC)

specialized music (the ​effectachieved by) the ​fastplaying of a ​note and the ​note above or below it, one after the other

trill noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​series of ​quicklyrepeated high ​notessung 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, ​quickmovements of one of the ​organs used in ​speech
(Definition of trill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trill" in American English

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trillnoun [C]

 us   /trɪl/
a ​series of ​quicklyrepeated high ​notes such as those ​sung by a ​bird
(Definition of trill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trill”
in Chinese (Simplified) (鸟)啭鸣, 高声说话…
in Chinese (Traditional) (鳥)囀鳴, 高聲說話…
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