troll

A troll is a supernatural creature who is either very big or very small, ugly, and not very nice. You're most likely to read about a troll in a fairytale — perhaps trying to trick a beautiful princess into marrying him!

You’ve probably come across a troll before, maybe in The Lord of the Rings. As a verb, to troll means to wander around. You may have heard of a trolley, which is a vehicle that helps you travel around a city. The word troll more generally refers to anything that repeats itself regularly. You might troll a city, searching for a trolley, or you might troll parts of a song, repeating them one after the other to annoy your neighbors!

Definitions of troll
  1. noun
    (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
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    type of:
    mythical creature, mythical monster
    a monster renowned in folklore and myth
  2. verb
    angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
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    type of:
    angle
    fish with a hook
  3. noun
    angling by drawing a baited line through the water
    synonyms: trolling
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    type of:
    angling
    fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
  4. noun
    a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling
    “he used a spinner as his troll
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    type of:
    fish lure, fisherman's lure
    (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
  5. verb
    circulate, move around
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    type of:
    circle, circulate
    move in circles
  6. verb
    cause to move round and round
    “The child trolled her hoop”
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    type of:
    roll, trundle, wheel
    move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
  7. verb
    sing loudly and without inhibition
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    type of:
    sing
    produce tones with the voice
  8. verb
    praise or celebrate in song
    “All tongues shall troll you”
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    type of:
    praise
    express approval of
  9. verb
    speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
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    type of:
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
  10. verb
    sing the parts of (a round) in succession
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    type of:
    sing
    deliver by singing
  11. noun
    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
    synonyms: round
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    type of:
    partsong
    a song with two or more voice parts
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