Twilly vs Trilly - What's the difference?

twilly | trilly |


As a noun twilly

is a machine for cleansing]] or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or [[tooth|teeth; a willying machine.

As an adjective trilly is

having a trill sound.

twilly

English

Noun

(twillies)
  • A machine for cleansing]] or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or [[tooth, teeth; a willying machine.
  • Synonyms

    * devil * twilly devil (Webster 1913)

    trilly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a trill sound.
  • * 1914 , Sewell Ford, Wilt thou Torchy
  • *:She was a sweet young thing with cheek dimples and a trilly laugh...
  • * 1984 , Donald J. Borror, Songs of Western Birds
  • *:This bird has a number of calls, but the most common is a loud chuck (Example 3). Immature birds utter a trilly note (Example 4), which is a common marsh sound in mid-summer.
  • * 2009 , Bob Mitchell, Once Upon a Fastball
  • *:He adores his bedtime baseball stories, even at his ripe old age. “It's called 'The Curse.' Wooooooooo!” Sol sings scarily in a trilly , ghostlike, gradually descending soprano.
  • * 31 March 2011 , Mallika Rao at RollingStone.com, American Idol Recap: Stuck In the Middle
  • *:Paul McDonald, whose "Rocket Man" was wispy and unmemorable; Stefano Langone, still with the weird enunciations and trilly voice...