Definitions for shrillʃrɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shrill
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shrillʃrɪl(adj.; v.; n.; adv.)-er, -est
(adj.)high-pitched and piercing:
a shrill cry.
producing or marked by shrill sound.
marked by great intensity:
shrill incandescent light.
(v.i.)to cry shrilly.
(n.)a shrill sound.
(adv.)in a shrill manner; shrilly.
Origin of shrill:
1300–50; ME shrille (adj., v.); akin to OE scrallettan to sound loudly
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a shrill voice
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
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