Translation of shrill in Spanish:
adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- [whistle/cry/laugh] agudo, estridente; [voice] agudo, chillón, estridente; [criticism] frenético, estridenteExample 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.
- 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!’
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