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1    sharp and high-pitched in quality  
2    emitting a sharp high-pitched sound  
3    to utter (words, sounds, etc.) in a shrill tone  
4    tr  
Rare   to cause to produce a shrill sound  
     (C14: probably from Old English scralletan; related to German schrill shrill, Dutch schrallen to shriek)  
  shrillness      n  
   shrilly             adv  
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shrill, shill, shily, silly

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