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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


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noun (1)

plural -s
: a hole of a wind instrument


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noun (2)

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

Word History



perhaps alteration of loll

Noun (1)

perhaps alteration of lilt entry 2

Noun (2)

lill perhaps short for lilliputian

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“Lill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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