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Definitions of shrill

  1. high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. utter a shrill cry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A shrill sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Sharp and piercing in tone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To utter an acute, piercing sound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To utter in a sharp, piercing tone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Shrilly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Shrilliness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Piercing: sharp: uttering an acute sound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. SHRILLNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Piercing; sharp, as sound. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Sharp and piercing, as a sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Sharp; piercing; uttering an acute sound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To express shrilly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Sharp and piercing, applied to sound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound. dictgcide_fs
  21. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Piercing& high-pitched in sound; (fig.) importunate, insisting on being heard esp. in complaint or accusation; hence shrilly adv., shrillness n. (Vb, poet. or rhet.): (of cry &c.) sound shrilly; (of person &c.) utter, send out. (song, complaint, &c.) shrilly. [Scotch] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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