Song vs Troll - What's the difference?

song | troll |

As nouns the difference between song and troll

is that song is a musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing while troll is (fantasy) a supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges or troll can be an instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line or troll can be the act of moving round; routine; repetition.

As a verb troll is

to saunter or troll can be (transitive|intransitive|obsolete) to move circularly to trundle.



(wikipedia song)


(en noun)
  • A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.
  • :
  • *{{quote-book, 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, chapter=The Tutor's Daughter, Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page= 266
  • , passage=In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.}}
  • *, chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song , the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights,
  • (label) Any musical composition.
  • Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:This subject for heroic song .
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:The bard that first adorned our native tongue / Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song .
  • The act or art of singing.
  • A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.
  • :
  • *(Nathaniel Hawthorne) (1804-1864)
  • *:That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of crickets.
  • Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.
  • :
  • *(Benjamin Silliman) (1779–1864)
  • *:The soldier's pay is a song .
  • *
  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song , and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • An object of derision; a laughing stock.
  • *(Bible), (w) xxx. 9
  • *:And now am I their song , yea, I am their byword.
  • Derived terms

    * birdsong * for a song * old song * on song * singsong * siren song * Song of Solomon * Song of Songs * songsheet * song sparrow * song thrush * songwise * songwriter * swan song

    See also

    * canticle * go for a song


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), (etyl) or (etyl) troll, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (fantasy) A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls' of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent ' troll .}}
  • (slang) An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.
  • (astronomy, meteorology) Optical ejections from the top of the electrically active core regions of thunderstorms that are red in color that seem to occur after tendrils of vigorous sprites extend downward toward the cloud tops.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) ; fishing sense possibly influenced by trawl and/or trail


    (en verb)
  • To saunter.
  • To trundle, to roll from side to side.
  • (figuratively) To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.
  • 1906': ''It was necessary to '''troll''' them along two years with the hope of employing their usual methods, in order to get them to a place too far from their starting-point for retreat.'' — , "Fools and Their Money: Some After-Claps of Frenzied Finance", ''Everybody's Magazine'' ' XIV (5) May 1906, p. 690
  • (intransitive, fishing, by extension) To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.
  • * Bancroft
  • Their young men trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish.
  • To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
  • To fish in; to try to catch fish from.
  • * Goldsmith
  • With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
  • (slang) To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner, to (originally homosexual slang).
  • His favorite place to troll is that bar on 42nd street.
    I am trolling for custom, said the actress to the bishop.
  • (internet slang) (to post inflammatory material so as) to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment and/or gratuitous disruption, especially in an online community or discussion
  • * 1993 October 11, “danny burstein” (username), “ I trolled, and no one bit!”, in alt.folklore.urban, Usenet
  • (internet slang) By extension, to incite anger (including outside of an internet context); to provoke, harass or annoy.
  • * 1994 March 8, “Robert Royar” (username), “ OK, here's more on trolling”, in, Usenet :
  • trolling isn't aimed at newbies. It's aimed at self-important people


    (en noun)
  • An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.
  • (colloquial) A person who provokes others (chiefly on the Internet) for their own personal amusement or to cause disruption.
  • Derived terms
    * concern troll * feed the troll * patent troll * troll-friendly

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) trollen, .


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To move circularly; to roll; to turn.
  • * Milton
  • to dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye
  • (obsolete) To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
  • * Gammer Gurton's Needle
  • Then doth she troll to the bowl.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Troll the brown bowl.
  • (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly, freely or in a carefree way.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Will you troll the catch?
  • * Hudibras
  • His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd, / By wide-mouthed mortal trolled aloud.
    Troll the ancient Yuletide carol. Fa la la la la la la la la.
  • * 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Next, he opened his stall and spread his meat upon the bench, then, taking his cleaver and steel and clattering them together, he trolled aloud in merry tones:


    (en noun)
  • The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
  • (Burke)
  • A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
  • * Professor Wilson
  • Thence the catch and troll , while "Laughter, holding both his sides," sheds tears to song and ballad pathetic on the woes of married life.
  • (obsolete) A trolley.
  • Derived terms
    * troll plate


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