Definitions

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  • n. One of three children born at the same birth; a triplet.
  • n. A compound crystal consisting of three individuals.
  • v. Present participle of trill.

Etymologies

Compare German Drilling. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, maybe 'trilling' is not the appropriate word.

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  • The deceptively sugary, trilling Breaking Point does observe that some women "tolerate too damn much", but it's easily missed.

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  • One, simply to overide the news of the rise of the 9 trilling $ debt ... and divert the town hall folks 'attention in a different direction.

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  • An assertion you just hope was followed by somebody trilling: Ooh, get you.

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  • He heard her trilling, in and out through open windows, all down the long wing that was hers.

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  • Her trilling laughter smote upon his reverie, and he stepped to the screen-door, through which he could see her running down the path to the beach.

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  • Noseemateemah made a trilling sound that Saamerah swore was laughter.

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  • Rose was in the kitchen, hemming the sleeve of her new bluebell blue dress and drinking a bowl of chocolate when we came trilling home—a happy, boisterous quartet.

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  • He writes well of the beauty he encounters: "There's something wonderfully inspiring about rivers—about the determination with which they set their sights on the sea and weave around the infinite obstacles in their path while never losing their sweet trilling song."

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  • Their briskness across the stones, their ability to walk untroubled through current and spray and emerge with beaks crammed with larvae, the explosive calls and trilling year-round song that pierced through even this amplified rush of water over rock, were an abundant delight.

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  • When Mother reads aloud, the past
    Seems real as every day;
    I hear the tramp of armies vast,
    I see the spears and lances cast,
    I join the trilling fray;
    Brave knights and ladies fair and proud
    I meet when Mother reads aloud.

    - Theresa Helburn, 'When Mother Reads Aloud'.

    November 1, 2008