adjective, shrill·er, shrill·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of shrill
Related Words for shrilledsquawk, wail, screech, whoop, howl, squeal, yelp, hoot, shriek, roar, blare, shout, holler, yell, blow, resonate, reflect, boom, resound, sing
Examples from the Web for shrilled
Historical Examples of shrilled
"Five hundred and fifty," shrilled Ayoub's voice above the general din.The Sea-Hawk
The mother came into the brick-paved yard and shrilled 'Paul!Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
He took the pipe in hand and turned it over and shrilled it at his lip.Gilian The Dreamer
"Go it, you deerhounds," shrilled an Irish tenor in the crowd.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
James R. Driscoll
Ingrow shrilled, “Tickle him, prick him, pink him till he drinks!”The Lady of Loyalty House
Justin Huntly McCarthy
Word Origin for shrill
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.