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shrill



Pronunciation: (shril), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
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 some strong emotion or attitude in an exaggerated amount, as antagonism or defensiveness.
5. marked by great intensity; keen: the shrill, incandescent light of the exploding bomb.

v.t., v.i.
to cry shrilly.

n.
a shrill sound.

adv.
in a shrill manner; shrilly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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