shrill Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shrill" in British English

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uk   us   /ʃrɪl/
having a ​loud and high ​sound that is ​unpleasant or ​painful to ​listen to: She had a shrill ​high-pitchedvoice. disapproving used to ​describe a way of ​arguing or ​criticizing that ​seems too ​forceful: He ​launched a shrill ​attack on the ​primeminister.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈʃrɪl.nəs/
adverb uk   us   /ˈʃrɪ
(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
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)
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