adjective, shriller, shrillest.
high-pitched and piercing in sound quality:
a shrill cry.
producing such a sound.
full of or characterized by such a sound:
betraying some strong emotion or attitude in an exaggerated amount, as antagonism or defensiveness.
marked by great intensity; keen:
the shrill, incandescent light of the exploding bomb.
verb (used with or without object)
to cry shrilly.
a shrill sound.
in a shrill manner; shrilly.
sharp and high-pitched in quality
emitting a sharp high-pitched sound
to utter (words, sounds, etc) in a shrill tone
(transitive) (rare) to cause to produce a shrill sound
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noun 1. a shy, modest, or self-effacing person. shrinking violet noun 1. (informal) a shy person shrimp
verb (used with object), shrink-wrapped, shrink-wrapping. 1. to wrap and seal (a book, a food product, etc.) in a flexible film of plastic that, when exposed to a heating process, shrinks to the contour of the merchandise. noun 2. the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something. verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped 1. (transitive) to package (a […]
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