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English definition of “shrill”


adjective uk   /ʃrɪl/ us  
having a loud and high sound that is unpleasant or painful to listen to: She had a shrill high-pitched voice.Describing qualities of sound disapproving describes a way of arguing or criticizing that seems too forceful: He launched a shrill attack on the prime minister.Strong-willed
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃrɪl.nəs/ us  
Describing qualities of sound
adverb uk   /ˈʃrɪ us  
Describing qualities of sound
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