Definition of Shrilly

1. Adverb. In a shrill voice. "She sang rather shrilly"

Exact synonyms: Piercingly
Partainyms: Shrill



Definition of Shrilly

1. adv. In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice.

2. a. Somewhat shrill.

Definition of Shrilly

1. Adverb. In a shrill manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrilly

1. shrill [adv] - See also: shrill

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrilly

shrike
shriked
shrikelike
shrikes
shriking
shrill
shrilled
shriller
shrillest
shrillier
shrilling
shrilling(a)
shrillness
shrillnesses
shrills
shrilly (current term)
shrimp
shrimp-fish
shrimp Newburg
shrimp cocktail
shrimp sauce
shrimpboat
shrimpboats
shrimpburger
shrimpburgers
shrimped
shrimper
shrimperies
shrimpers

Literary usage of Shrilly

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1. Kimball's Business Speller: Designed for Use in Commercial Schools by Gustavus Sylvester Kimball (1905)
"... to aid; to lessen; to display by contrast. serv" i<je a ble, beneficial. shpe' ing, act of putting on shoes. shriek, to scream; to cry shrilly. sim ..."

2. The Gift of Paul Clermont by Warrington Dawson (1921)
""Eh, toil" his mother scolded shrilly. "Will you mind your business and learn that lesson? Your laziness will yet make you fail at the examinations! ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The same word as Lowland Sc. skirl, a shrill ciy ; stiri, to cry shrilly. ... shrilly (with various readings schule, schrille), in P. Plowman, C. vii. 46. ..."

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