The strings were forced back and back, wailing an ineffective protest against the shrilling advance of the woods.
"I've really had a wonderful time," the lavender stocking was shrilling.
It was hoped that his shrilling trumpet should be heard, not to announce a show, but to sound a charge.
Later, the shrilling wind from the East surrendered to the booming of the equinox.
Outside, the wind was shrilling at the windows and around the eaves, and the rain was playing on the roof.
Later, the shrilling wind from the east surrendered to the booming of the equinox.
There was a tremendous to-do for a few minutes, with Paula shrilling and tugging.
Sara's voice, shrilling a little with anxiety, came to him out of the darkness.
It lost in a measure its former acute and shrilling pitch, and mellowed into a more harmonious and pleasant sound.
It was a true bird-day, and his heart, uprising like the larks, was shrilling.
late 14c., schrylle "high-pitched, piercing" (of the voice), probably related to Old English scralletan "to sound loudly" and of imitative origin (cf. Low German schrell, German schrill "piercing, shrill"). Related: Shrillness; shrilly (adv.).
"to sound shrilly," c.1300, imitative (see shrill (adj.). Related: Shrilled; shrilling.