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trill

Etymology: It, trillare, to make a ringing sound
a vibratory, quavering, warbling sound, as produced by human voice, birds, insects, or musical instruments.

trill

(trĭl) [It. trillare, probably imitative]
A tremulous sound, esp. in vocal music.
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r is trilled, probably confounding trilling with the voice-vibration in the glottis.
but in intervocalic position it commonly remained either a trilled consonant or the PresE 'flap' [r] Dobson 1968:945 [[section] 370]).
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