Definition of shrill:
- A shrill sound.
- Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
- To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.
- To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.
high-pitched, sharp-worded, clamorous, noisy, discordant, earsplitting, blaring, continuant, fricative, pipe, clanging, shrilly, shrewd, crisp, sounds, sharp, discriminating, pipe up, shriek, thin, sibilant, piping, clamant, piercing, keen, incisive, penetrative, high, cacophonous, blatant, clangorous, piping, shrieky, metallic, loud, spirant, vociferous, tart, abrupt, precipitous, acuate, knifelike, deafening, screech, astute, needlelike.
- shrill (part of speech: adjective)
Some of the voices sounded loud and shrill, others low and deep, but all rang with a happy tone that aroused the children's interest at once, and made them wonder what occasion could cause so much amusement.- "Dot and Tot of Merryland", L. Frank Baum.
- "Jack O' Judgment", Edgar Wallace.
- "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.