Shrilly Shril"ly, adv. In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shrilly — Shril ly, a. Somewhat shrill. [Poetic] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Some kept up a shrilly mellow sound. Keats. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrilly — meaning ‘in a shrill manner’, is pronounced shril li, with both ls fully articulated …   Modern English usage

  • shrilly — adv. Shrilly is used with these verbs: ↑scream …   Collocations dictionary

  • shrilly — shrill ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a voice or sound) high pitched and piercing. 2) derogatory (of a complaint or demand) loud and forceful. ► VERB ▪ make a shrill noise. DERIVATIVES shrillness noun shrilly adverb. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • shrilly — adverb in a shrill voice (Freq. 2) she sang rather shrilly • Syn: ↑piercingly • Derived from adjective: ↑shrill …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrilly — adverb see shrill II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shrilly — See shrillness. * * * …   Universalium

  • shrilly — adverb In a shrill manner …   Wiktionary

  • shrilly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Elevated in pitch: high, high pitched, piercing, piping, shrieky, shrill, treble. Music: acute. See HIGH, SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • shrilly — adv. with a high pitched sound, with a piercing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

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