Definition of 'shrill'
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It sounded shrill and shrill has always been the death of us. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there is something shrill and disappointing about the lazy criticisms that persist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will not only raise shrill demands for regulation and subsidy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The shrill voices in the stands seemed to suggest he had. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His party was unable to broaden its appeal because it sounded too shrill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Expect some shrill recorded sound and lacklustre orchestral playing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Before the sharp shrill sound there was a beautiful mix of anticipation and security. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her voice was shrill and tight. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Anna Maria was still arguing in shrill tones. The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)You couldn't drive down the road without incurring their shrill warning cry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the disciples do answer, their voices are shrill and defensive. Christianity Today (2000)Only the public's expectations have made those claims sound shrill. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And in that shrill voice of his, he would begin singing a song he had just written. The Other Side of MeA shrill cry echoes through the conference room. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A hellish din of clattering tableware and shrill voices exchanging loud opinions and boring stories. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I thought he was pulling my leg but he was shaking with fear and speaking in a shrill voice. The Sun (2008)He sounded shrill and petulant. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has woven a commitment to women's rights into speeches in parts of the world uninterested in that concept without sounding shrill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The grandfather stood under the door, watching her, when suddenly a shrill whistle was heard. Heidi (1881)
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Used Occasionally. shrill is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shrill'
British English: shrill ADJECTIVE
A shrill sound is high and unpleasant.
...a shrill insistent alarm.
Definition of shrill from the Collins English Dictionary
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