from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A trill consisting of alternation between a written note and the note immediately above it.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The German name for the inverted mordent 01 passing trill (which see, under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Music) A melodic embellishment consisting of the quick alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone above it, usually the next of the scale; -- called also the
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The American College Dictionary defines a pralltriller as "an inverted mordent."
Stanley Kauffmann in his review of Stephen Becker's Marshall Field III calls in question the author's "expertise in the arts" by citing a statement of Mr. Becker on Field's interest in music: "He may not have known a mordant from a pralltriller."