pralltriller

noun
prall·​tril·​ler | \ ˈpräl-ˌtri-lər How to pronounce pralltriller (audio) \

Definition of pralltriller

: a musical ornament made by a quick alternation of a principal tone with the tone above

First Known Use of pralltriller

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pralltriller

German, from prallen to rebound + Triller trill

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“Pralltriller.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pralltriller. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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