adjective, shrill·er, shrill·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of shrill
OTHER WORDS FROM shrillshrill·ness, nounshril·ly, adverbout·shrill, verb (used with object)un·shrill, adjective
Words nearby shrill
Example sentences from the Web for shrillest
It seemed to Terry that the loudspeaker struggled to emit the shrillest imaginable sounds in strict synchrony with the tappings.Creatures of the Abyss|Murray Leinster
Men began to talk in their deepest basses, women in their shrillest trebles, and how it ended nobody knew.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
This compares with a mean of 8,900 for the black-polled warbler, which is the shrillest passerine bird song.
With that he thrust two fingers in his mouth and blew his shrillest and longest whistle, then waited the result.A Shepherd's Life|W. H. Hudson
Again it changed timbre, going up to the shrillest of squealings, and back nearly to its original sound an instant later.