Shrill Definition

shrĭl
shrillest, shrills, shriller
adjective
shrillest, shriller
Having or producing a high, thin, piercing tone; high-pitched.
Webster's New World
Characterized or accompanied by shrill sounds.
Webster's New World
Unrestrained and irritatingly insistent.
Webster's New World
Keen; sharp; biting; poignant.
Webster's New World
The definition of shrill is someone or something that is loud and high-pitched, or that is loud and forceful.
An example of a sound that would be described as shrill is a high-pitched, loud complaint.
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verb
shrills
To utter shrilly.
Webster's New World
To make a shrill noise or sound.
Webster's New World
adverb
In a shrill manner.
Webster's New World
noun
A shrill sound.
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Other Word Forms of Shrill

Adjective

Base Form:
shrill
Comparative:
shriller
Superlative:
shrillest

Origin of Shrill

  • Middle English shrille

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English shrille.

    From Wiktionary

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