Shrilled
Shrill Shrill, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shrilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrilling}.] [OE. schrillen, akin to G. schrillen; cf. AS. scralletan to resound loudly, Icel. skr["o]lta to jolt, Sw. skr["a]lla to shrill, Norw. skryla, skr?la. Cf. {Skirl}.] To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill. [1913 Webster]

Break we our pipes, that shrilledloud as lark. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

No sounds were heard but of the shrilling cock. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

His voice shrilled with passion. --L. Wallace. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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