how to pronounce trill


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the above transcription of trill is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

trill is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of trill in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have to do it without a lip trill and …”

meanings of trill


  1. To twirl.
  2. To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill.
  3. To trickle.
  4. To create a trill sound; to utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.


  1. A type of consonantal sound that is produced by vibrations of the tongue against the place of articulation: for example, Spanish rr.
  2. A tremulous high-pitched vocal sound produced by cats.
  3. A rapid alternation between an indicated note and the one above it, in musical notation usually indicated with the letters tr written above the staff.

trill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word trill occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics trill can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that trill can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to trill


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