Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a shrill manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice.
  • adj. Somewhat shrill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat shrill.
  • In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a shrill voice

Etymologies

shrill +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yelping shrilly from the pain of lash and club, he none the less contrived always to throw in the defiant snarl, the bitter vindictive menace of his soul which fetched without fail more blows and beatings.

    BÂTARD

  • "Nurse!" she called shrilly, backing out of the door hastily, as if she had only just stepped in.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • "Ah Poo," she called shrilly, "fetch my raincoat, the old black one, and phone for a taxi ... and hurry or I'll pinch both your cheeks!"

    Noble House

  • "Ah Poo," she called shrilly, "fetch my raincoat, the old black one, and phone for a taxi … and hurry or I'll pinch both your cheeks!"

    Noble House

  • "A rescue!" he called shrilly to his brothers, "a rescue for the lovely Princess Rebecca."

    The New Land Stories of Jews Who Had a Part in the Making of Our Country

  • Soldiers promenaded up and down, women – the few who had chosen to follow their husbands 'fortunes – called to each other shrilly from the tent-doors, and even some children ran hither and thither in garments of startling untidiness.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • When the visitors had passed, she called shrilly to some one in the house behind her.

    The End of the Rainbow

  • At the same time he called shrilly to Sheeta, as he drew the struggling lion upward until only his hind feet touched the ground.

    The Beasts of Tarzan

  • "Anne," she called shrilly, "may I go up to your house and play with you?"

    A Little Maid of Province Town

  • "Say!" he called shrilly when, barely in earshot, he caught his first view of her.

    The Short Cut

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