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 ?
One of the combatants, by his voice, she immediately distinguished to be her father; but she did not so soon discover the shriller pipes to belong to the organ of her aunt Western, who was just arrived in town, where having, by means of one of her servants, who stopt at the Hercules Pillars, learned where her brother lodged, she drove directly to his lodgings.
The horse neighed three or four times, and I waited to hear some answers in a human voice, but I heard no other returns than in the same dialect, only one or two a little shriller than his.
The moment that he had won their attention he raised his voice to the shriller and more hideous scream of the beast he personated, and then, scarce stirring a leaf in his descent, dropped to the ground once again outside the palisade, and, with the speed of a deer, ran quickly round to the village gate.
Esther, passive as ever, was helped out and crossed the garden with a slow and mechanical gait; and Dick, following close behind her, heard from within the cottage his father's voice upraised in an anathema, and the shriller tones of the Admiral responding in the key of war.
Presently his articulation became shriller, and spreading his hands he rose to his feet.
But wilder yet was the cry, and shriller still the scream, when there rose up from the shadow of those silent bulwarks the long lines of the English bowmen, and the arrows whizzed in a deadly sleet among the unprepared masses upon the pirate decks.
The razor-like edges of the detached cottages seemed to cut the very wind as it whistled against them, and to send it smarting on its way with a shriller cry than before.
It was not until it had been twice repeated, each time in a shriller tone, that he became conscious of the impropriety of his behaviour.
The trumpeters, all the while, blew their blasts shriller and shriller; each soldier shouted a battle cry, and often fell with it on his lips.
He succeeds, and then they are all at it for dear life, up and down the hedge in full cry, the "Come back, come back," getting shriller and fainter every minute.
Upon reaching the first landing, heard two voices in loud and angry contention - the one a gruff voice, the other much shriller - a very strange voice.
The cries of millions of people being forced out of their homes, risking everything, to escape conflict, disaster, poverty or hunger are getting shriller.