Trill vs Colorature - What's the difference?

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In music|lang=en terms the difference between trill and colorature

is that trill is (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 while colorature is (music) an elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.

As nouns the difference between trill and colorature

is that trill is (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 while colorature is (music) an elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.

As a verb trill

is 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.

trill

English

(Trill consonant)

Noun

(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

    Verb

    (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 ----

    colorature

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia colorature)
  • (music) An elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.
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