Definitions for shrillʃrɪl

This page provides all 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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Hillary, who's become very shrill -- you know the word shrill? she's become shrill.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    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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