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shrill

Pronunciation: /ʃrɪl/

Translation of shrill in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • [whistle/cry/laugh] agudo, estridente; [voice] agudo, chillón, estridente; [criticism] frenético, estridente
    Example sentences
    • Julian winced slightly at the sound of the shrill voice echoing down the halls, accompanied by thundering footsteps.
    • In a statement read in court, Joan Turner said he used to let out a low whimpering sound and an occasional high-pitched shrill noise which could keep his mother awake.
    • When he thought something ironic, he would let out a high-pitched shrill laugh that sounded like a hyena.
    Example sentences
    • The real show of class warfare is the threatened curtailment of charitable status for private schools and the shrill demand that universities take more state-school pupils.
    • His calamitous ignorance of his system's failure, plus his reluctance to acknowledge it once was drawn to his attention, drew shrill demands for his dismissal.
    • While the semaphore continues with increasingly shrill demands of ‘do deal now!’

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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