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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trill /ˈtrɪl/
 顫聲,顫音,囀聲(vt.)用顫聲說,使成顫音,用卷舌發音(vi.)發出顫音

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trill v. i.  To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.
 And now and then an ample tear trilled down
 Her delicate cheek.   --Shak.
 Whispered sounds
 Of waters, trilling from the riven stone.   --Glover.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trill v. t.  To turn round; to twirl. [Obs.]
    Bid him descend and trill another pin.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trilled p. pr. & vb. n. Trilling.]  To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note.
    The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.   --Thomson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trill, v. i. To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.
    To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trill, n.
 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
 3. 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 trill
      n : a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone
          above it [syn: shake]
      v 1: pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers
           trill their r's"
      2: sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note
         above or below [syn: warble, quaver]