HyperDic: shrill

English > 4 senses of the word shrill:
ADJECTIVEallshrill, sharphaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
allshrill, stridentbeing sharply insistent on being heard
allshrillof colors that are bright and gaudy
VERBcommunicationshrill, shriek, pipe up, pipeutter a shrill cry
shrill > pronunciation
Soundsshrih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > shrill: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones.
Examples
  • "a shrill whistle"
  • "a shrill gaiety"
Synonymsharp
Broaderhigh, high-pitchedUsed of sounds and voices
Spanishagudo, estridente, penetrante
Catalanagut, estrident, penetrant
Nounsshrillnesshaving the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
Adverbsshrillyin a shrill voice
English > shrill: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsharply insistent on being heard.
Example "shrill criticism"
Synonymstrident
Broaderimperativerequiring attention or action
Spanishestridente
Catalanestrident
English > shrill: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf colors that are bright and gaudy.
Example"a shrill turquoise"
Broadercolorful, colourfulHaving striking color
Nounsshrillnessthe quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
English > shrill: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter a shrill cry.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThe birds shrill in the woods; The woods shrill with many kinds of birds
Synonymsshriek, pipe up, pipe
Narroweryowl, caterwaulUtter shrieks, as of cats
Broadershout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Spanishchillar, gritar
Catalancridar, esgaripar, xisclar
Nounsshrillinga continuing shrill noise

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