lill

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verb

ˈlil
-ed/-ing/-s

transitive verb

now dialectal, England : to allow (the tongue) to hang
lill out their tongue like a calfJames Mabbe

intransitive verb

now dialectal, England : to hang out : protrude
a tongue lilling out of the mouthJohn Florio

lill

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noun (1)

"
plural -s
Scottish
: a hole of a wind instrument

lill

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noun (2)

"
variants or lill pin
plural -s
: a very small pin

Word History

Etymology

Verb

perhaps alteration of loll

Noun (1)

perhaps alteration of lilt entry 2

Noun (2)

lill perhaps short for lilliputian

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“Lill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lill. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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