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 ?
came at that moment, that inimitable huntsman's call which unites the deepest bass with the shrillest tenor, and round the corner came Daniel the head huntsman and head kennelman, a gray, wrinkled old man with hair cut straight over his forehead, Ukrainian fashion, a long bent whip in his hand, and that look of independence and scorn of everything that is only seen in huntsmen.
But when I had at last moved myself out of his Line, he cried in his shrillest voice, "She is vanished; she is dead.
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Sara saw him coming and screamed her shrillest and savagest at him.
Magdalen's disguised re-appearance at the end of the act, in the character of "Lucy" -- with false hair and false eyebrows, with a bright-red complexion and patches on her cheeks, with the gayest colors flaunting in her dress, and the shrillest vivacity of voice and manner -- fairly staggered the audience.
Hold your tongue,' shrieked Miss Squeers, in her shrillest tone;
There were few sounds that roused Maggie when she was dreaming over her book, but Tom's name served as well as the shrillest whistle; in an instant she was on the watch, with gleaming eyes, like a Skye terrier suspecting mischief, or at all events determined to fly at any one who threatened it toward Tom.
We have become a House of Babel in which the loudest and shrillest are the only ones who get heard.
He came running out to the balcony and the noise that came out of his mouth was the shrillest, most panicked shriek I've ever heard.
Watched a game so compelling, the final whistle was the shrillest of disappointments.
We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam," he said, facing down some of his shrillest critics who have called for a registry of Muslim-Americans.
school children gave the visitor's party perhaps the most enthusiastic and certainly the shrillest greeting of the day.