From (etyl) trial, from . More at try.
an opportunity to test something out; a test.
appearance at judicial court.
a difficult or annoying experience
- They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
- That boy was a trial to his parents
Pertaining to a trial or test.
Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
- The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
- The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.
* put on trial
* trial and error
* trial by combat
* trial by fire
* trial balloon
From (etyl) trialis, an adjective formed from .
Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
(grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, as people; contrast singular'', ''dual'' and ''plural .
- No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.
(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 .
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.
To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill.
- To judge of trilling notes and tripping feet.
- to trill a note, or the letter r
(obsolete) To trickle.
*: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.
- The sober-suited songstress trills her lay.
- And now and then an ample tear trilled down / Her delicate cheek.
- Whispered sounds / Of waters, trilling from the riven stone.