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Shrill meaning

shrill - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A shrill sound.
  2. 2. To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.
  3. 3. To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.
  4. 4. Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
  5. 5. Piercing; sharp, as sound.

shrill - examples of usage

  1. In the same moment there came the shrill blast of the Second's whistle; he was whistling for the watch, and I turned and ran to the fo'cas'le to rouse them out. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. With the sound of their shrill cries and merry laughter lingering in his ears he rode on. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. And at that moment I heard the shrill blast of a whistle outside on the street! - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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