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- High-pitched and piercing.
- She spoke in a shrill voice.
- Hear the shrill whistle which doth order give / To sounds confused.
- Let winds be shrill, let waves roll high.
- Sharp or keen to the senses.
high-pitched and piercing
- To make a shrill noise.
- Break we our pipes, that shrill'd loud as lark.
- No sounds were heard but of the shrilling cock.
- L. Wallace
- His voice shrilled with passion.
make a shrill noise
shrill (plural shrills)
- A shrill sound.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)