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Adjective: shrill (shriller,shrillest)  shril
  1. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    "a shrill gaiety";
    - sharp
  2. Being sharply insistent on being heard
    "shrill criticism";
    - strident
  3. Of colours that are bright and gaudy
    "a shrill turquoise"
Verb: shrill  shril
  1. Utter a shrill cry
    - shriek, pipe up, pipe

Derived forms: shrills, shrilled, shrilling, shrillest, shriller

See also: colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], high, high-pitched, imperative

Type of: call, cry, holler [informal], hollo [non-standard], scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

Encyclopedia: Shrill