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Definition of shrill:

  1. A shrill sound.
  2. Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
  3. To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.
  4. To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.

Synonyms:

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.

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