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Shrill vs. Strident

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  • Shrill (adjective)

    High-pitched and piercing.

    "The woods rang with shrill cries of the birds."

  • Shrill (adjective)

    Having a shrill voice.

  • Shrill (adjective)

    Sharp or keen to the senses.

  • Shrill (adjective)

    Especially of a complaint or demand: fierce, loud, strident.

  • Shrill (verb)

    To make a shrill noise.

  • Shrill (noun)

    A shrill sound.

  • Strident (adjective)

    Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding

    "The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra."

  • Strident (adjective)

    Grating or obnoxious

    "The artist chose a strident mixture of colors."

  • Strident (adjective)

    Vigorous; making strides

  • Strident (noun)

    One of a class of s-like fricatives produced by an airstream directed at the upper teeth.

    "fricative"

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Shrill (adjective)

    Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.

  • Shrill (noun)

    A shrill sound.

  • Shrill (verb)

    To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.

  • Shrill

    To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.

  • Strident (adjective)

    Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Shrill (verb)

    utter a shrill cry

  • Shrill (adjective)

    high-pitched and sharp;

    "piercing screams"

    "a shrill whistle"

  • Strident (adjective)

    conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry;

    "blatant radios"

    "a clamorous uproar"

    "strident demands"

    "a vociferous mob"

  • Strident (adjective)

    unpleasantly loud and harsh

Princeton's WordNet

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