The definition of shrill is someone or something that is loud and high-pitched, or that is loud and forceful.(adjective)
An example of a sound that would be described as shrill is a high-pitched, loud complaint.
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Origin: ME shrille, akin to LowG schrell, Ger schrill: echoic, prob. akin to shriek
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adjective shrill·er, shrill·est
Origin: Middle English shrille.
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