Definition of Trilling

1. Noun. United States literary critic (1905-1975).

Exact synonyms: Lionel Trilling
Generic synonyms: Literary Critic

Definition of Trilling

1. n. One of tree children born at the same birth.

Definition of Trilling

1. Verb. (present participle of trill) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trilling

1. trill [v] - See also: trill

Medical Definition of Trilling

1. 1. One of tree children born at the same birth. 2. A compound crystal, consisting of three individuals. Origin: Cf. G. Drilling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trilling

triliteralism
triliteralisms
triliterals
trilith
trilithic
trilithionite
trilithon
trilithons
triliths
trill
trillachan
trilled
triller
trillers
trilliard
trilling (current term)
trillings
trillion
trillion floating point operations per second
trillionaire
trillionaires
trillionairess
trillionairesses
trillionfold
trillions
trillionth
trillionths
trillium
trillium family
trilliums

Literary usage of Trilling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Political Text-book, Or Encyclopedia: Containing Everything Necessary by Michael W. Cluskey (1857)
"... haughty and untractable, when occidental or trilling occasions of dispute occur. Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. ..."

2. The Revised Reports by Robert Campbell, Frederick Pollock, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1902)
"... and the amount is too trilling for the Court to grant a new trial, on the ground of the verdict being against the weight of evidence. ..."

3. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"... it was endeavoured to be proved, that all fluids were compressible, though in so trilling a degree as not to affect their bulks when under examination. ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"Clinochlore trilling Twinned According to Mica Law, but with Individuals Side by Side with oP(oo1) common and Irregular Composition Faces. ..."

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