prall·​tril·​ler ˈpräl-ˌtri-lər How to pronounce pralltriller (audio)
: a musical ornament made by a quick alternation of a principal tone with the tone above

Word History


German, from prallen to rebound + Triller trill

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pralltriller was circa 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Pralltriller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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