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troll

noun

1 troll

Scandanavian folklore A supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains.

Roget 980: demon, daemon, demonry, demonology; evil genius, fiend, familiar, daeva, devil; bad spirit, unclean spirit; cacodemon, incubus, ... show more

Dutch: sleeplijn, trol
Polish: troll



2 troll

A partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time.

synonym: round.

Dutch: troll

3 troll

A fisherman's lure that is used in trolling.

4 troll

Angling by drawing a baited line through the water.

synonym: trolling.

verb

1 troll

Circulate, move around.

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 312: rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, ... show more

2 troll

Cause to move round and round.

3 troll

Sing the parts of (a round) in succession.

4 troll

Angle with a hook and line drawn through the water.

5 troll

Sing loudly and without inhibition.

6 troll

Praise or celebrate in song.

7 troll

Speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice.


Moby thesaurus: Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Echidna, Gorgon, Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, advance, angle ... show more.

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