Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a shrill or piercing voice.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Just one more shrill-voiced petty piece of nonsense ...

    First on the CNN Ticker: GOP questions Obama's police criticism

  • I well remember the pair of them, toward the last, worn and feeble, in beggars 'rags, with beggars' bowls, sunning themselves side by side on the cliffs, telling old stories and cackling shrill-voiced like children.

    Chapter 15

  • But history isn't exactly on Lysacek's side; no reigning World Champion has won the Olympic gold since shrill-voiced commentator

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  • For the shrill-voiced pretend-Christians, their religion is more a religion of exclusion than of inclusion.

    Resurrection of Intolerance

  • That we have a responsibility always to take the claims themselves seriously doesn't mean we have a responsibility to take seriously every shrill-voiced, label-slinging partisan putting them forward.

    The Judicial Power

  • In the tower a shrill-voiced drum chattered an unmistakable alarm.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • What shrill-voiced suppliant makes this eager cry?

    The Life and Death of Richard the Second

  • But old men like the locusts (I.iii. 151) he compares to shrill-voiced creatures.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Each has a truncated sand-spit jutting out to the north-west, while two have masses of snow-white coral spoil, which clinks and chinks underfoot, and upon which shrill-voiced terns scatter, with careless profusion, daubed and spotted eggs.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Had a roar of laughter burst from the multitude — each man, each woman, each little shrill-voiced child, contributing their individual parts — Hester Prynne might have repaid them all with a bitter and disdainful smile.

    The Scarlet Letter

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