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shrill

verb

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to cry out loudly and emotionally
  • the mud-splattered bystanders were shrilling with outrage at the inconsiderate motorist

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shrill

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of shrill (Entry 2 of 3)

having a high musical pitch or range
  • the shrill sound of a policeman's whistle

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shrill

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of shrill (Entry 3 of 3)

as in scream, shriek

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“Shrill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shrill. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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