shrilly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.shrilly - in a shrill voice; "she sang rather shrilly"

shrilly

adjective
Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
Translations
بِصَوْتٍ حادٍ ومُجَلْجِل
pronikavě
éles hangonmetszõ hangon
ískrandi, skrækt
tiz bir sesle

shrilly

[ˈʃrɪlɪ] ADVde modo estridente

shrilly

[ˈʃrɪlli] advd'une voix perçante, d'une voix stridente

shrilly

advschrill; (fig: = fiercely) → lautstark; what are you doing?, she demanded shrillywas tust du da?, fragte sie mit einer schrillen Stimme

shrilly

[ˈʃrɪlɪ] advin modo penetrante

shrill

(ʃril) adjective
high-pitched and piercing. the shrill cry of a child.
ˈshrilly adverb
ˈshrillness noun
References in classic literature ?
A LION was about to attack a braying Ass, when a Cock near by crowed shrilly, and the Lion ran away.
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
Then the violins played very shrilly and merrily and one of the women with thick bare legs and thin arms, separating from the others, went behind the wings, adjusted her bodice, returned to the middle of the stage, and began jumping and striking one foot rapidly against the other.
She shrilly defied the universe to appear and do battle.
A boy clad in a blue shirt leaped from the wagon and attempted to drag after him one of the maidens, who screamed and protested shrilly.
It was difficult at first to find the way, the darkness was so great; but to their relief when Adam whistled shrilly, the carriage and horses, which had been waiting in the angle of the avenue, dashed up.
It was quite dark; she asked him for a match, and lit the gas; there was no globe, and the gas flared shrilly.
At the same time he called shrilly to Sheeta, as he drew the struggling lion upward until only his hind feet touched the ground.
So fast had she been running that she rolled along, now on her back, now on her side, as she struggled to stop, clawing gravel with her feet and crying shrilly her hurt pride and indignation.
who sobbed in their aprons and called shrilly to their name-saints to watch over the Wat, or Will, or Peterkin who had turned his hand to the work of war.
she shrieked still more shrilly, "and don't talk to me of your passion and your loathsomeness.
He stood so still that a squirrel, busy with it's harvesting, ran dawn a pine close beside him, saw him suddenly and skipped back, scolding so shrilly that Beth looked up, espied the wistful face behind the birches, and beckoned with a reassuring smile.