V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (adj.) loud and high-pitched; (v.) to scream in a high-pitched way
Synonyms: (adj.) high-pitched, blaring, piercing, (v.) screech, scream
Antonyms: (adj.) muffled, soft, (v.) whisper
Tips: Shrill is a more precise way to describe a loud, screechy noise or scream. Shrill can also refer to something that has an insistent or unpleasant quality.
He instantly woke up when he heard the shrill of the smoke alarm. (screech) noun
After she stubbed her toe, she let out a shrill scream. (high-pitched) adjective
The shrill whistle of the train warned everyone to watch out. (high-pitched) adjective
The noise was so shrill it hurt my ears. (piercing) adjective
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