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1. shrill

adjective. ['ˈʃrɪl'] having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones.

Synonyms

  • high
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • demobilize
  • cause to sleep
  • put option

Etymology

  • shrille (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Shrill

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Example sentences of the word shrill


1. Noun, singular or mass
They have a shrill screech that is heard for long distances.

2. Adverb
These vocalizations sound like squeals and are notably shrill.

3. Adjective
Work with your puppy early to ensure that the warning bark does not become too shrill.

Quotes containing the word shrill


1. Her voice was now so shrill only bats would be able to hear it soon, but she had reached a level of indignation that rendered her temporarily speechless..
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but, I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our efforts.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

3. Great understanding is broad and unhurried; little understanding is cramped and busy. Great words are clear and limpid; little words are shrill and quarrelsome.
- Chuang Chou

2. shrill

verb. ['ˈʃrɪl'] utter a shrill cry.

Synonyms

  • pipe up
  • shout out
  • squall
  • yowl
  • hollo
  • shriek
  • yell
  • holler
  • cry
  • shout
  • caterwaul
  • scream
  • call

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • short
  • down

Etymology

  • shrille (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shrill

adjective. ['ˈʃrɪl'] of colors that are bright and gaudy.

Synonyms

  • colorful

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • whisper

Etymology

  • shrille (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shrill

adjective. ['ˈʃrɪl'] being sharply insistent on being heard.

Synonyms

  • imperative

Antonyms

  • cheer
  • laugh

Etymology

  • shrille (Middle English (1100-1500))
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