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shrill

shrill

 
 
pronunciation:
shrIl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having, producing, or characterized by a high piercing sound.
synonyms:
high-pitched, piercing, piping, sharp
antonyms:
husky
similar words:
earsplitting, harsh, high, raucous, screeching, strident
definition 2: characterized by or displaying forcefulness or intensity, esp. of emotion and often to an unpleasant degree.
synonyms:
strident
similar words:
forceful, intense
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: shrilled, shrilling, shrills
definition: to cry or utter with a shrill sound.
synonyms:
pipe, scream, screech, squeal
similar words:
squall, squawk
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a high piercing sound or cry.
synonyms:
piping, scream, shriek
derivations: shrilly (adv.), shrillness (n.)
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