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  • 1shrill´ness — shrill «shrihl», adjective, verb, noun, adverb. –adj. 1. having a high pitch; high and sharp in sound; piercing: »a shrill cry or voice. Crickets, locusts, and katydids make shrill noises. SYNONYM(S): strident. 2. a) full of shrill sounds: »a gym …

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  • 2Shrill — Shrill, v. t. To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound. [1913 Webster] How poor Andromache shrills her dolors forth. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3shrill — [shril] adj. [ME shrille, akin to LowG schrell, Ger schrill: echoic, prob. akin to SHRIEK] 1. having or producing a high, thin, piercing tone; high pitched 2. characterized or accompanied by shrill sounds 3. unrestrained and irritatingly… …

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  • 4shrill — ► 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 …

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  • 5shrill — I UK [ʃrɪl] / US adjective Word forms shrill : adjective shrill comparative shriller superlative shrillest 1) a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant a shrill cry/whistle 2) shrill words are repeated often and in a very firm… …

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  • 6shrill — shrill1 [ ʃrıl ] adjective a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant: a shrill cry/whistle ╾ shrill|ness noun uncount shrill shrill 2 [ ʃrıl ] verb intransitive to make a loud high unpleasant sound a. transitive to say something… …

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  • 7shrill — 1. adjective /ʃɹɪl/ a) High pitched and piercing. She spoke in a shrill voice. b) Sharp or keen to the senses. 2. verb /ʃɹɪl/ To make a shrill noise …

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  • 8shrill — adjective (of a voice or sound) high pitched and piercing. ↘derogatory (of a complaint or demand) loud and forceful. verb make a shrill noise. Derivatives shrillness noun shrilly adverb Origin ME: of Gmc origin …

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  • 9sharpen — v. a. 1. Edge, make keen, point. 2. Make eager. 3. Sharp, make shrill. 4. Intensify, make more intense …

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  • 10gecko — geck·o || gekəʊ n. any of a number of small nocturnal lizards who eat insects and make shrill or clicking noises …

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  • 11geckoes — geck·o || gekəʊ n. any of a number of small nocturnal lizards who eat insects and make shrill or clicking noises …

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  • 12geckos — geck·o || gekəʊ n. any of a number of small nocturnal lizards who eat insects and make shrill or clicking noises …

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  • 13shrillness — 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 …

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  • 14shrilly — 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 …

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  • 15Whistle — Whis tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whistled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whistling}.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[=i]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See {Whisper}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make a kind of musical sound, or… …

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  • 16Whistled — Whistle Whis tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whistled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whistling}.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[=i]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See {Whisper}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make a kind of musical… …

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  • 17Whistling — Whistle Whis tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whistled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whistling}.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[=i]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See {Whisper}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make a kind of musical… …

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  • 18whistle — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwistle; akin to Old Norse hvīsla to whisper Date: before 12th century 1. a. a small wind instrument in which sound is produced by the forcible passage of breath through …

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  • 19whistle — [hwis′əl, wis′əl] vi. whistled, whistling [ME whistlen < OE hwistlian: for IE base see WHISPER] 1. a) to make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by… …

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  • 20Clarinet — This article is about the musical instrument. For ClariNet, see ClariNet. Clarinet B♭ Clarinet (Boehm system) Woodwind instrument Classification Wind Woodwind …

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