Definitions for shrillʃrɪl
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having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
"a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"
being sharply insistent on being heard
"strident demands"; "shrill criticism"
of colors that are bright and gaudy
"a shrill turquoise"
shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe(verb)
utter a shrill cry
To make a shrill noise.
High-pitched and piercing.
She spoke in a shrill voice.
Sharp or keen to the senses.
acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound
a shrill sound
to utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill
to utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound
Origin: [OE. shril, schril; akin to LG. schrell, G. schrill. See Shrill,v. i.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hillary, who's become very shrill -- you know the word shrill? she's become shrill.
O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone
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