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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of colors that are bright and gaudy; Being sharply insistent on being heard; Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones.

Usage examples (35)
  • Young hedgehogs will make a very shrill, loud, call if they are in distress.
  • A shrill turquoise
  • Her voice rose above its usual quiet pitch in shrill protest:
  • On Freepers today I read someone's remark that the word shrill would be used. for more
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