Definition of shrill adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shrill

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ʃrɪl//
     
    (shriller, shrillest)
     
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  1. 1(of sounds or voices) very high and loud, in an unpleasant way synonym a shrill voice
  2. 2loud and determined but often unreasonable shrill demands/protests
  3. NAmE//ˈʃrɪlli//
     
    adverb She laughed shrilly.
  4.  
    noun [uncountable]
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