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Synonyms for shrill
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrill, sharp(adj)

    having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

    "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, strident, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, precipitous, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    pleading, colourless, low, beseeching, imploring, low-pitched, colorless

  2. strident, shrill(adj)

    being sharply insistent on being heard

    "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"

    Synonyms:
    raucous, sibilant, strident, clamorous, clamant, blatant, sharp, vociferous, continuant, fricative, spirant

    Antonyms:
    colorless, imploring, pleading, low-pitched, beseeching, low, colourless

  3. shrill(verb)

    of colors that are bright and gaudy

    "a shrill turquoise"

    Synonyms:
    strident, sharp

    Antonyms:
    imploring, colourless, beseeching, pleading, low, colorless, low-pitched

  4. shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe(verb)

    utter a shrill cry

    Synonyms:
    shriek, pipe, pipe up

    Antonyms:
    colourless, low-pitched, pleading, imploring, low, beseeching, colorless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shrill

    Synonyms:
    sharp, piercing, acute, high pitched

    Antonyms:
    low, deep, base, hollow, murmuring, rumbling

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shrill(a.)

    Synonyms:
    acute, sharp, high, high-toned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shrill(a)

    Synonyms:
    piercing, acute, strident

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    strident

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How to use shrill in a sentence?

  1. Michael Clark:

    Once the ‘crisis’ of the moment passes and the news media does not need a shrill voice to criticize the FBI, our client, the United States of America, with all of its issues, remains the greatest nation on this planet.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Hillary, who's become very shrill -- you know the word shrill? she's become shrill.

  3. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

  5. One Senate Republican aide:

    Rob Boatright added. One Senate Republican aide said Democrats should follow recent precedent, not the shrill calls of partisan opposition groups. When President Obama took office, The Senate confirmed seven of his nominees President Obama first day in office, and nearly all of them within two weeks.


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