Definition of shrilly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪlli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪlli//
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  1. 1in a very high, loud and unpleasant way synonym piercingly (3) She laughed shrilly.
  2. 2in a way that is loud and determined but often unreasonable They shrilly opposed the idea.