Meaning of “shrill” in the English Dictionary

"shrill" in British English

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shrilladjective

uk /ʃrɪl/ us /ʃrɪl/
shrillness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃrɪl.nəs/ us /ˈʃrɪl.nəs/
shrilly
adverb uk /ˈʃrɪl.li/ us /ˈʃrɪl.li/

(Definition of “shrill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrill" in American English

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shrilladjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ʃrɪl/

not pleasant to hear; loud and high:

a shrill voice
shrilly
adverb us /ˈʃrɪl·li/

The terrified woman shrilly ordered the goat out of her kitchen.

(Definition of “shrill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)