(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.
(n.) A warbling; a trill.
(v. t.) A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
(v. t.) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
(v. t.) Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
(v. t.) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
(v. i.) To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame.
(v. i.) To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
(n.) A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.
(n.) A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy.
(1) Wilkinson said he was "thrilled" to be linking up with Macmillan.
(2) The Dane was powerless, however, when Sturridge returned the favour and Mané doubled Liverpool’s lead in thrilling fashion.
(3) But there is plenty here that thrills, from grand plans for offshore power production to the micro-engineeering of intelligent load management.
(4) Postlethwaite describes working with Armstrong as "thrilling".
(5) ACTUALLY, IT GOT RATHER MORE THAN THAT World Darts, Sky Sports 1, 7pm – The PDC World Darts final, won by Adrian Lewis in a thrilling 7-5 win over Gary Anderson , averaged 884,000 viewers – and peaked with 1.27 million.
(6) And this isn’t a thrill confined to some mythical vanished golden age.
(7) There is a reason for this and it is not merely the deeply ingrained tribal loyalty of a boy who still remembers the thrill of his first visit to the Stretford End or the tingle of excitement when offered a job as a paperboy by a former United star (in those days retired footballers had to work for a living).
(8) They’re peculiarly British but the appeal of the humour and the ever-present message that good people always win is absolutely global.” “These films are a part of British culture and to be carrying on the legacy of [original Carry On writers] Norman Hudis and Talbot Rothwell is a thrill and a responsibility,” said Dawson.
(9) In the course of a few hours, France went from thrill to chill.
(10) David, Marcelo and Simon are thrilled by the initial outpouring of support we’ve received from our fans and we’re excited about sharing our plans with the city, county and community soon.” The accord comes after almost 18 months of haggling with city lawmakers over the potential location, which had tested the patience of MLS officials and threatened to derail the hopes of an MLS franchise ever coming to the city.
(11) Fleming never forgets that a thriller has to thrill; that, whatever else it does, it must entertain.
(12) The audience just want the thrill of seeing celebrity in the flesh.
(13) A principal factor analysis of the 41 X 41 item-intercorrelation matrix yielded three factors which were labeled (1) Deviant Thrill-Seeking, (2) Remorseful Intrapunitiveness and (3) Blackouts.
(14) I was thrilled nonetheless, and by Christmas 1993 I was online for the first time.
(15) Branagh, who received his fifth Oscar nomination (all, incidentally, have been in different categories) declared himself "absolutely thrilled", adding: "It was such an enjoyable experience to make, and this is a very pleasant outcome."
(16) More Music's creative director and founder Pete Moser said: "We are thrilled to have been successful in our NPO bid and what it means, which is to give us a greater ability to provide 'great art and culture for everyone', in line with the Arts Council's overall strategy.
(17) After a successful convention they came back thrilled by the speeches and daunted by the prospects .
(18) But it is hardly Ensler's fault if women still get a thrill out of hearing the word vagina; her plays are transforming armchair post-feminists into activists, and radicalising women more effectively than a whole generation of feminist theory.
(19) A thrilling contest ended with Ali suffering his first defeat , on points, after being dropped by a left hook in the 15th round.
(20) On Wednesday, he embraced his habitual position for Portugal of carrying the load single-handedly when others shrink, ensuring his jittery team did the necessary by scraping a thrilling draw against Bernd Storck’s lively Hungary.