Dictionary.com

pralltriller

[ prahl-tril-er ]
/ ˈprɑlˌtrɪl ər /
Save This Word!

noun Music.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of pralltriller

1835–45; <German: literally, rebounding trill

Words nearby pralltriller

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for pralltriller

pralltriller
/ (ˈprɑːlˌtrɪlə) /

noun
an ornament used in 18th-century music consisting of an inverted mordent with an added initial upper note
another word for inverted mordent

Word Origin for pralltriller

German: bouncing trill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK