Associations to the word «Shrill»

Wiktionary

SHRILL, adjective. High-pitched and piercing.
SHRILL, adjective. Sharp or keen to the senses.
SHRILL, verb. To make a shrill noise.
SHRILL, noun. A shrill sound.

Dictionary definition

SHRILL, verb. Utter a shrill cry.
SHRILL, adjective. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety".
SHRILL, adjective. Being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism".
SHRILL, adjective. Of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne