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Definition of 'shrill'


  1. utter a shrill cry
       Synonyms: shriek pipe up pipe


  1. having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"; " a shrill gaiety"
       Synonyms: piercing sharp
  2. being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"
       Synonyms: strident
  3. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"

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