leon trilling

Trilling

[tril-ing]
noun
Lionel, 1905–75, U.S. critic and author.
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Trilling (ˈtrɪlɪŋ)
 
n
Lionel. 1905--75, US literary critic, whose works include The Liberal Imagination (1950) and Sincerity and Authenticity (1974)

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trill
1649, from It. trillio, triglio "a quavering or warbling in singing," probably of imitative origin. The verb is 1666, from It. trillare "to quaver, trill."
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