Trill, n. [It. trillo, fr. trillare. See Trill to shake.]
1. A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth -- tongue, uvula, epiglottis, or lip -- against another part; as, the
r is a
trill in most languages.
2. The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a
trill to the tongue. d
(Mus.) A shake or quaver of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument, produced by the rapid alternation of two contiguous tones of the scale; as, to give a
trill on the high C. See Shake.
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