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  • n. Plural form of trill.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of trill.


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  • The Laughter-tune that leaps along in trills of fire;

    The Four Winds of Eirinn

  • Up she scooped the dew and bathed her face, turning ever and anon to Mary Cavendish with anxious inquiries, ending in trills of laughter which would not be gainsaid in May-time and youth-time by aught of so little moment as a brown skin.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • Shiller propose a new tool for government financing: "trills" - i.e., shares in U.S.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Only halfway into establishing the next scene, then, does the film go lewd and crude, cutting to Kal Penn's White Castle-inspired bouts of diarrhea, laying on the linguolabial trills aka farting noises; George Carlin incorrectly referred to such as a bilabial fricative in the opening act of his single greatest work and expectorated bodily fluids as thick physically as they are metaphorically.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • There are different "trills" from different countries and time periods.


  • You go up to the O.M.B. though, and they don't call them trillions, they call them "trills" and you're talking to Dave Stockman and say, "hey Dave, what's that - 1.21 trill?"

    Burning Money

  • Lyrically Taylor trills about a stop-start relationship between a normal guy and girl.

    This week's new singles

  • For those of you who get up way too early in the morning, put on your hiking boots, grab your binoculars, and set out to look for flashing wings and trills in the tree tops, a new book will be just your cup of tea.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Singer Paul Sprangers adds his own vocal runs, trills, and eccentricities, alchemizing a hybrid sound between the two bands.

    Theo Spielberg: On The Road With Free Energy And The Postelles: Portland

  • Viola and cello retune their bottom strings in microtones, creating unexpected new chords, and the music is filled with trills, tremolandos and glissandos; the goal, Haas says, is "to glide freely through unknown aural landscapes".

    This week's new live music


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