how to pronounce shrill


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the above transcription of shrill is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

shrill is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shrill in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the gas the shrill the jump in cold …”

meanings of shrill


  1. High-pitched and piercing.
  2. Sharp or keen to the senses.
  3. Having a shrill voice.
  4. Fierce, loud, strident.


  1. To make a shrill noise.


  1. A shrill sound.

shrill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shrill occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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