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shrill

verb

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  1. to cry out loudly and emotionally the mud-splattered bystanders were shrilling with outrage at the inconsiderate motorist Synonyms howl, screech, shriek, scream, squall, squeal, yelp, yellRelated Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferateNear Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper


shrill

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of shrill

  1. having a high musical pitch or range the shrill sound of a policeman's whistle Synonyms high-pitched, piping, screeching, shrieking, squeaking, squeaky, treble, whistling Related Words peeping, thin, tinny; earsplitting, nasal, penetrating, piercing, sharp, strident; squealing, whining, whiny (also whiney), yapping, yelping Near Antonyms gruff, hoarse, husky, rough, smoky (also smokey) Antonyms bass, deep, grave, low, throaty


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