Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shrill

1 sense of shrill

Sense 1
shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe -- (utter a shrill cry)
       => shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")

Antonyms of adj shrill

3 senses of shrill

Sense 1
shrill, sharp -- (having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low, low-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
strident, shrill -- (being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA imperative) -> beseeching, pleading, imploring -- (begging)

Sense 3
shrill -- (of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise")

INDIRECT (VIA colorful) -> colorless, colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Similarity of adj shrill

3 senses of shrill

Sense 1
shrill, sharp -- (having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety")
       => high (vs. low), high-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
strident, shrill -- (being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism")
       => imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")

Sense 3
shrill -- (of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise")
       => colorful (vs. colorless), colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

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