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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Shrill
Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.

Etymology: OE. shril schril; akin to LG. schrell, G. schrill. See Shrill,(v. i.)

noun Shrill
A shrill sound.
verb Shrill
To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.

Etymology: OE. schrillen, akin to G. schrillen; cf. AS. scralletan to resound loudly, Icel. skrölta to jolt, Sw. skrälla to shrill, Norw. skryla skr�la. Cf. Skirl

verb Shrill
To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Utter a shrill cry
  2. Of colors that are bright and gaudy ("a shrill turquoise")
  3. Being sharply insistent on being heard ("shrill criticism")
  4. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ("a shrill whistle" and "a shrill gaiety")

Fun Facts about the name Shrill

  • How unique is the name Shrill? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shrill was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Shrill born Mar 11, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).