adjective, shrill·er, shrill·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Words nearby shrill
Origin of shrill
OTHER WORDS FROM shrillshrill·ness, nounshril·ly, adverbout·shrill, verb (used with object)un·shrill, adjective
Examples from the Web for shrilling
The shrilling wind, ladened with snow, wrenched at the shutters.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
No sound was audible save the soughing of night wind in the trees, the shrilling of insects.
It is brave as voices of the shrilling winds and warmer, viriler.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
All were still save only the shrilling of the insects in the grass.The Well of Saint Clare|Anatole France
Very different from this somnolent song of the leopard-frog is the shrilling of garden-toads.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham