Shrillest
Shrill Shrill, a. [Compar. {Shriller}; superl. {Shrillest}.] [OE. shril, schril; akin to LG. schrell, G. schrill. See {Shrill},v. i.] Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound. [1913 Webster]

Hear the shrill whistle which doth order give To sounds confused. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Let winds be shrill, let waves roll high. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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