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Trilled vs Cheerful - What's the difference?

trilled | cheerful |

As a verb trilled

is (trill).

As an adjective cheerful is

noticeably happy and optimistic.




  • (trill)

  • trill


    (Trill consonant)


    (en noun)
  • (music) 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.
  • (phonetics) A type of consonantal sound that is produced by vibrations of the tongue against the place of articulation, for example, Spanish rr .
  • Derived terms

    * trilly


    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • * Dryden
  • To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.
  • To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill.
  • to trill a note, or the letter r
  • * Thomson
  • The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.
  • (obsolete) To trickle.
  • *, II.30:
  • *:I come now from seeing of a shepheard at Medoc who had no signe at all of genitorie parts: But where they should be, are three little holes, by which his water doth continually tril from him.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And now and then an ample tear trilled down / Her delicate cheek.
  • * Glover
  • Whispered sounds / Of waters, trilling from the riven stone.

    Derived terms

    * triller ----



    Alternative forms

    * cheerfull (archaic)


    (en adjective)
  • Noticeably happy and optimistic.
  • Bright and pleasant.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • Synonyms

    * bright * bubbly * ebullient * happy * joyful * optimistic * vivacious


    * depressed * miserable * sad