(v. i.) Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
(n.) A shrill sound.
(v. i.) To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.
(v. t.) To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.
(1) There’ll never be another like him,” she shrilled when she recovered.
(2) He should conduct this conversation factually, carefully, without loud or shrill tones.
(3) Sorry, I mean it would be the department of trade.” She gives a shrill, uneasy laugh.
(4) They also spend excessive time in making unusual sounds consisting of a high-pitched shrill cry with little intonation in infancy and a harsh, strained, and glottal stridency in later life.
(5) Morrison has described claims that Australia was violating international law as offensive and labelled criticism of his silence over the fate of the two boats "shrill and hysterical".
(6) 2.13pm GMT He calls the idea that we have lost track of terrorist plotters as a result of these disclosures "shrill and unsubstantiated".
(7) A grandmother of five, Jones sports a discrete shrill carder bumblebee tattoo on her shoulder courtesy of taking part in a green art project.
(8) Dave meanwhile lapsed into his shrill Bullingdon Club persona; the dividing line between self confidence and smugness is gossamer thin for the prime minister.
(9) Let it be said clearly that the press – divided, suspicious, too often shrill – is no easy partner in this search.
(10) In the context of the increasingly shrill debate around migration and Europe, this week's the Mail on Sunday included an article attacking the non-profit organisation European Alternatives , of which I am co-president.
(11) "Navalny carefully distanced himself from the shrill, old-guard western-friendly liberals – 'hellish, insane, crazy mass of the leftovers and bread crusts of the democracy movement of the 80s', he called them – who simply participated in Putin's cult of personality in reverse."
(12) Winners and losers Going: Species facing "severe" threats in England Red squirrel Northern bluefin tuna Natterjack toad Common skate Alpine foxtail Kittiwake Grey plover Shrill carder bumblebee Recovering: Recent conservation success stories Pole cat Large blue butterfly Red kite Ladybird spider Pink meadowcap Sand lizard Pool frog Bittern
(13) Even at school throughout the school day you would be teaching and next door in the secure accommodation unit you could hear someone, this shrill scream, as they just cry out because they’ve lost it, absolutely lost it, or self-harmed,” Reen said.
(14) The shrill blast of a whistle still makes Almaz Russom wince.
(15) His later years, as the preachments of abolitionists and slaveholders reached their shrill adumbration of bloody war, were marked, even made notorious, by his fiery championing of John Brown, whom he had briefly met in Concord, finding him "a man of great common sense, deliberate and practical", endowed with "tact and prudence" and the Spartan habits and spare diet of a soldier.
(16) The risks are in being ignored entirely or forcing an interjection and appearing “shrill” – the death shriek for women trying to get ahead anywhere.
(17) The shameful destruction of New Orleans, the Wall Street crash of 2008 and growing indebtedness to China, the collapse of so many industries and the shrill ideological divisions in Congress over monetary and fiscal policy can all be traced to habits ingrained in the Reagan years when the notion took hold that "the government is not the solution to our problems; the government is the problem".
(18) He says it's hyperventilation from a shrill government.
(19) It can be a bit shrill One long-serving maker of risky BBC television programmes argues that behind the compliance craze is a bigger loss of nerve.
(20) The shepherd lad held on steadily, driving his goats with shrill cries up our hill for the better pasture on the western side.
(v. i.) To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.
(n.) Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.
(n.) The American night heron. See under Night.
(1) It's also a big day for company results, both in the UK: David Buik (@truemagic68) UK results today - INMARSAT, WINCANTON, HALFORDS, C&W COMM, SUPERGROUP, REED ELSEVIER, WM MORRISON, INVENSYS, TATE & LYLE, RANDGOLD November 7, 2013 And across Europe: Squawk Box Europe (@SquawkBoxEurope) Big earnings day in Europe.
(2) While Jackie, 43, titivates her fleet of irritable lapdogs, David, 74, lumbers around like an elderly labrador in beige utility shorts, barking about third parties and negative equity into his mobile headset, one ear forever scanning the distance for the elusive squawk of an incremental loan agreement.
(3) "In some ways the amazing thing is that Edward Stourton lasted 10 years as a presenter of the Today programme," Phibbs squawked.
(4) I was a young woman when we started,” she squawked.
(5) As we stand by the edge of the Eaton Square Gardens, I can see a magpie or two hopping around, squawking at the hawk.
(6) On social media each day, a squadron of unionist sentinels scans Twitter and Facebook for evidence of “divisiveness” before squawking and shaking their virtual heads in despair at how political discourse has become infected by the poison of “divisiveness”.
(7) I was sitting in my bedroom and I saw the door open,” she says quietly as she sits on her verandah, chickens squawking in the yard.
(8) The "swazzle" – a device puppeteers use to create Punch's inimitable squawk – has been passed down through five generations of the Codman family.
(9) Six dogs, six cats, rabbits and white rats make up a menagerie of slobbering, purring affection, punctuated by squawks from the geese as they flee the Rottweiler.
(10) Among the prefects of political and economic commentary, the standard thing to do this morning is to rehearse Trump’s fury at free trade, to look at the voters that most of them have never bothered talking to – and to squawk that America has struck out in a new and radically different direction.
(11) Hey, it's not their money: 25% of income tax is paid by the top 1% and the trick for politicians is how best to pluck the bird without it squawking off to Zurich or New York.
(12) Is the "dead parrot" merely resting, asked Cash "and does he have a Baldrick-like plan to introduce the parliament act so we can get the parrot squawking again?"
(13) And for young people, that’s debt-free college; that is finding that job after you graduate,” Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign director, said on CNBC’s Squawk Box a couple of weeks earlier.
(14) Indeed, zoo keepers only got confirmation that Mei Xiang was pregnant on Sunday night when a member of the team monitoring the 24-hour web camera trained on the bear these last two weeks heard the distinctive noisy squawk of a newborn cub.
(15) "Essen is dying to get in the middle rather than stuck out on the right," squawks Tony Nolan.
(16) Crucially the Highland wildcat is a member of the first of these subspecies while the domestic moggie that sleeps on your sofa and squawks for food in your kitchen is a member of the Middle Eastern subspecies.
(17) But in all the squawking over the past few days about what’s wrong in economics and with the economy, her brutally simple criticism is closer to the mark than are most of the pundit class.
(18) He had starred in 1927 in The Jazz Singer, the first full-length "all-talking," all-squawking picture.
(19) We have pet rabbits and a talking parrot who can squawk the Simpsons theme tune in one of our homes and the residents love caring for them.
(20) Big squawks when he thinks I've asked something ridiculous, stuttering gulps when he's laughing – sometimes nervously – at his own jokes.