lill

verb
\ ˈlil \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of lill

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

now dialectal, England : to hang out : protrude a tongue lilling out of the mouth— John Florio
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of lill (Entry 2 of 3)

Scottish
: a hole of a wind instrument
\ " \
variants: or lill pin
plural -s

Definition of lill (Entry 3 of 3)

: a very small pin

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History and Etymology for lill

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 29 Sep. 2020.

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