What does shrill mean?

Definitions for shrillʃrɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shrill.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrill, sharp(adj)

    having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

    "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"

  2. strident, shrill(adj)

    being sharply insistent on being heard

    "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"

  3. shrill(verb)

    of colors that are bright and gaudy

    "a shrill turquoise"

  4. shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe(verb)

    utter a shrill cry

Wiktionary

  1. shrill(Verb)

    To make a shrill noise.

  2. shrill(Adjective)

    High-pitched and piercing.

    She spoke in a shrill voice.

  3. shrill(Adjective)

    Sharp or keen to the senses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrill(verb)

    acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound

  2. Shrill(noun)

    a shrill sound

  3. Shrill(verb)

    to utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill

  4. Shrill(verb)

    to utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound

  5. Origin: [OE. shril, schril; akin to LG. schrell, G. schrill. See Shrill,v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shrill

    shril, adj. piercing: sharp: uttering an acute sound.—adjs. Shrill′-gorged (Shak.), shrill-throated; Shrill′ing (Spens.), sounding shrill.—n. Shrill′ness.—adjs. Shrill′-tongued, Shrill′-voiced (Shak.), having a shrill voice; Shrill′y, somewhat shrill.—adv. Shrill′y. [Skeat explains M. E. shril (Scotch skirl) as from Scand., Norw. skryla, skräla, to cry shrilly; cf. Low Ger. schrell.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrill in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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