shrill


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shrill

 (shrĭl)
adj. shrill·er, shrill·est
1. High-pitched and piercing in tone or sound: the shrill wail of a siren.
2. Producing a sharp, high-pitched tone or sound: a shrill fife.
3. Sharp or keen to the senses; harshly vivid: shrill colors.
v. shrilled, shrill·ing, shrills
v.tr.
To utter in a shrill manner; scream.
v.intr.
To produce a shrill cry or sound.

[Middle English shrille.]

shrill′ness n.
shril′ly adv.

shrill

(ʃrɪl)
adj
1. sharp and high-pitched in quality
2. emitting a sharp high-pitched sound
vb
3. to utter (words, sounds, etc) in a shrill tone
4. (tr) rare to cause to produce a shrill sound
[C14: probably from Old English scralletan; related to German schrill shrill, Dutch schrallen to shriek]
ˈshrillness n
ˈshrilly adv

shrill

(ʃrɪl)

adj. -er, -est,
v.
n., adv. adj.
1. high-pitched and piercing: a shrill cry.
2. producing or marked by shrill sound.
3. immoderate; strident.
4. marked by great intensity: shrill incandescent light.
v.t., v.i.
5. to cry shrilly.
n.
6. a shrill sound.
adv.
7. in a shrill manner; shrilly.
[1300–50; Middle English shrille (adj., v.); akin to Old English scrallettan to sound loudly]
shrill′ness, n.
shril′ly, adv.

shrill


Past participle: shrilled
Gerund: shrilling

Imperative
shrill
shrill
Present
I shrill
you shrill
he/she/it shrills
we shrill
you shrill
they shrill
Preterite
I shrilled
you shrilled
he/she/it shrilled
we shrilled
you shrilled
they shrilled
Present Continuous
I am shrilling
you are shrilling
he/she/it is shrilling
we are shrilling
you are shrilling
they are shrilling
Present Perfect
I have shrilled
you have shrilled
he/she/it has shrilled
we have shrilled
you have shrilled
they have shrilled
Past Continuous
I was shrilling
you were shrilling
he/she/it was shrilling
we were shrilling
you were shrilling
they were shrilling
Past Perfect
I had shrilled
you had shrilled
he/she/it had shrilled
we had shrilled
you had shrilled
they had shrilled
Future
I will shrill
you will shrill
he/she/it will shrill
we will shrill
you will shrill
they will shrill
Future Perfect
I will have shrilled
you will have shrilled
he/she/it will have shrilled
we will have shrilled
you will have shrilled
they will have shrilled
Future Continuous
I will be shrilling
you will be shrilling
he/she/it will be shrilling
we will be shrilling
you will be shrilling
they will be shrilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrilling
you have been shrilling
he/she/it has been shrilling
we have been shrilling
you have been shrilling
they have been shrilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrilling
you will have been shrilling
he/she/it will have been shrilling
we will have been shrilling
you will have been shrilling
they will have been shrilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrilling
you had been shrilling
he/she/it had been shrilling
we had been shrilling
you had been shrilling
they had been shrilling
Conditional
I would shrill
you would shrill
he/she/it would shrill
we would shrill
you would shrill
they would shrill
Past Conditional
I would have shrilled
you would have shrilled
he/she/it would have shrilled
we would have shrilled
you would have shrilled
they would have shrilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shrill - utter a shrill cry
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
caterwaul, yowl - utter shrieks, as of cats
Adj.1.shrill - having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
2.shrill - being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
3.shrill - of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"

shrill

adjective
1. piercing, high, sharp, acute, piping, penetrating, screeching, high-pitched, ear-splitting, ear-piercing the shrill whistle of the engine
piercing deep, soft, soothing, velvety, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet-sounding, well-modulated, silver-toned
verb
1. ring, buzz, trill The phone shrilled nearby, making her jump.

shrill

adjective
Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
verb
To utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright:
Translations
صَوْت حاد ومُجَلْجَل
pronikavý
hvellur, skrækur, skerandi
assgriezīgsspiedzīgs
rezek

shrill

[ʃrɪl]
A. ADJ (shriller (compar) (shrillest (superl))) [voice] → chillón, agudo; [sound] → estridente, agudo
B. VTgritar (con voz estridente)
C. VIchillar

shrill

[ˈʃrɪl]
adj
[voice, cry, whistle] → perçant(e), strident(e)
[protest, demand] → véhément(e)
vi [phone]
The phone shrilled → La sonnerie aiguë du téléphone a retenti.
vt [person] → crier d'une voix perçante

shrill

adj (+er)schrill; criticism, speechscharf; demandlautstark
vischrillen

shrill

[ʃrɪl] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (bell, sound) → acuto/a, penetrante; (laugh, voice) → stridulo/a; (demand, protest) → insistente

shrill

(ʃril) adjective
high-pitched and piercing. the shrill cry of a child.
ˈshrilly adverb
ˈshrillness noun
References in classic literature ?
They heard a shrill whistle in the distance, and in the exact time, so well known to the sportsman, two seconds later-- another, a third, and after the third whistle the hoarse, guttural cry could be heard.
At the miserable master's nod, the shrill chorus arose: 'Bradley Headstone
The shrill voice, this witness thinks, was that of an Italian.
Their prodigious bounds and the shrill, screeching purr of their uncanny mouths were well calculated to confuse and terrorize their prey, so that as two of them leaped simultaneously from either side, the mighty sweep of those awful tails met with no resistance and two more green Martians went down to an ignoble death.
Today she overwhelmed me with shrill reproaches, and abased me to the level of a hearth-brush.
Very similar is his reference to seasons through what happens or is done in that season: `when the House- carrier, fleeing the Pleiades, climbs up the plants from the earth', is the season for harvesting; or `when the artichoke flowers and the clicking grass-hopper, seated in a tree, pours down his shrill song', is the time for rest.
Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature
And all went well, and would have continued to go well, had not Lamai's mother, Lenerengo, just awakened, stepped across her black litter of progeny and raised her voice in shrill protest against her eldest born's introducing of one more mouth and much more nuisance into the household.
So saying, he put his fingers to his lips and blew a shrill whistle.
But he could not understand this," cried Prince Andrew in a shrill voice that seemed to escape him involuntarily: "he could not understand that there, for the first time, we were fighting for Russian soil, and that there was a spirit in the men such as I had never seen before, that we had held the French for two days, and that that success had increased our strength tenfold.
Attracted by the horses, lions roared about the boma, and to their hideous din was added the shrill neighs of the terror-stricken beasts they hunted.
There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye--there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female--not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern-- and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him--there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini.