sound+shrill

  • 1 shrill — shrillness, n. shrilly, adv. /shril/, adj., shriller, shrillest, v., n., adv. adj. 1. high pitched and piercing in sound quality: a shrill cry. 2. producing such a sound. 3. full of or characterized by such a sound: shrill music. 4. betraying… …

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  • 2 shrill´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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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 sound# — sound adj 1 *healthy, wholesome, robust, hale, well Analogous words: *vigorous, lusty, nervous, energetic, strenuous: *strong, sturdy, stalwart, stout: intact, whole, entire, *perfect 2 *valid, cogent, convincing, compelling, telling …

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  • 6 Shrill — 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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  • 7 shrill — late 14c., schrylle high pitched, piercing (of the voice), probably related to O.E. scralletan to sound loudly, of imitative origin (Cf. Low Ger. schrell, Ger. schrill piercing, shrill ). The verb sense of to sound shrilly is recorded from c.1300 …

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  • 8 shrill — [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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  • 9 Shrill — Shrill, n. A shrill sound. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Sound — Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 11 Sound boarding — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 12 Sound bow — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 13 Sound post — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 sound — [adj1] complete, healthy alive and kicking*, effectual, entire, firm, fit, flawless, hale, hearty, intact, in the pink*, perfect, right, right as rain*, robust, safe, sane, solid, stable, sturdy, substantial, thorough, total, unblemished,… …

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  • 16 shrill — [adj] high pitched, harsh in sound acute, argute, blaring, blatant, cacophonous, clanging, clangorous, deafening, discordant, ear piercing, earsplitting, high, metallic, noisy, penetrating, piercing, piping, raucous, screeching, sharp, strident,… …

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  • 17 shrill — I. verb Etymology: Middle English; probably akin to Old English scrallettan to resound loudly more at skirl Date: 13th century transitive verb scream intransitive verb to utter or emit an acute piercing sound II. adjective Date: 14th century …

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  • 18 shrill — [[t]ʃrɪl[/t]] adj. er, est, v. n. adv. 1) high pitched and piercing: a shrill cry[/ex] 2) producing or marked by shrill sound 3) immoderate; strident 4) marked by great intensity: shrill incandescent light[/ex] 5) to cry shrilly 6) a shrill sound …

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  • 19 shrill — shrill1 [ʃrıl] adj 1.) a shrill sound is very high and unpleasant ▪ That s not true, she protested in a shrill voice. ▪ a shrill whistle ▪ Fran uttered a shrill scream. 2.) shrill complaints, criticism, demands etc are too loud or strong and seem …

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  • 20 shrill — [[t]ʃrɪ̱l[/t]] shriller, shrillest, shrills, shrilling, shrilled 1) ADJ GRADED A shrill sound is high pitched and unpleasant. Shrill cries and startled oaths flew up around us as pandemonium broke out. ...the shrill whistle of the engine... Mary… …

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