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Definition of shrill verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shrill
    he / she / it shrills
    past simple shrilled
    -ing form shrilling
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make an unpleasant, high, loud sound Behind him, the telephone shrilled.
  2. 2[transitive] + speech to say something in a loud, high voice synonym shriek “Wait for me!” she shrilled.
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