From the Origin:
1635–45; < It trillo quaver or warble in singing ≪
Gmc; cf. D give trillen to vibrate, late ME trillen to shake or rock (something)
verb (used with object)
1. to sing or play with a vibratory or quavering effect.
2. Phonetics. to produce (a sound) with a trill.
3. (of birds, insects, etc.) to sing or utter in a succession of rapidly alternating sounds.
verb (used without object)
4. to resound vibrantly, or with a rapid succession of sounds, as the voice, song, or laughter.
5. to utter or make a sound or succession of sounds resembling such singing, as a bird, frog, grasshopper, or person laughing.
6. to execute a shake or trill with the voice or on a musical instrument.
7. Phonetics. to execute a trill, esp. with the tongue, as while singing, talking, or whistling.
8. the act or sound of trilling.
9. Music. a rapid alternation of two adjacent tones; a shake.
10. a similar sound, or succession of sounds, uttered or made by a bird, an insect, a person laughing, etc.
a. a sequence of repetitive, rapid, vibratory movements produced in any free articulator or membrane by a rush of air expelled from the lungs and often causing a corresponding sequence of contacts between the vibrating articulator and another organ or surface.
b. a speech sound produced by such a trill.
’if we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog,
perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.’
June 10, 2008 Urban Word of the Day
An adjective used in hip-hop culture to describe someone who is considered to be well respected, coming from a combination of the words "true" and "real".
Trill ass niggaz keep it true and real.
The correct definition of trill is: to be true to ones self and real with all.
I want to thank everyone who put they meaning of trill in this dictionary. Some of you are on point and some are way off
This word was formed in 1986 by Eric Charon. (aka Sir Trill.) He took the words true and real to describe his demeanor. He spelled it Treal. He began to use it in the streets of Port Arthur. The word got to UGK rapper Bun B thru a mutual friend of Bun B and Sir Trill. UGK Then released they first underground record called the Southern Way in 1992 which they spelled the word t-r-i-l-l. This became the new spelling that is used today
being true + real = trill
others say Too Real = trill
Trill is when you're hustlin, trill is when you're grindin
Trill is when you punch in that clock overtimin
Trill is when you keep it real one hundred percent
And hold it down for your team run your game full sprint
Trill is when you never fake, trill is when you real
Chasin after dollar bills, gotta get it how you live
Trill is when you hustle so you go out there and get it
Doin whatever you gotta do to make a meal ticket
- Paul Wall "Trill"
the word trill comes from a combination on two words. true+real=trill
kapone told blackie to keep it trill.
trill is a slang word that mean true and real. i cant speak for the next man, but ugk was the first people to be heard sayin it. it has always been a dirty south hood term, for someone who basically handles their bidness and dosent mind bussin a head every now and again. people, places, or thangs can be considered trill. other people have differnent meanins, some people give it the meanin i just mentioned, or of one that has a deeper, more spiritual meanin. if someone of calls you trill, or if you want to consider yourself trill, just realize we dont use that term lightly around here, its a term of endearment.
"i write wit pen and pad and try to tell ya how i feel, and scream to the Lord, its so trill"
-David Banner "So Trill"
"i still tote steal, give a fuck how you feel, we some southern og's, trill recognize trill"
-Bun B "Trill Recognize Trill"
a word most commonly used by ESPN's basketball analyst Jay Bilas. This word is a combination of the words "true" and "real". Often used as an adjective to define someone that is highly respected or "extremely rad"... if you would.
swag fike amazing respected jay bilas
Jay Bilas is the trillest basketball analyst on the planet!
That fike character is so trill.
You should look up fike to understand that last trill example.
A word used by idiotic and stupid people who cannot grasp the English language and try to be 'cool'