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Shrill, 1) resounding, loud, clangorous: “thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them and fetch s. echoes from the hollow earth,” Shr. Ind. 2, 48. “with this s. addition, 'anon, anon, sir',” H4A II, 4, 29. “a tongue --er than all the music,” Caes. I, 2, 16. “the s. trump,” Oth. III, 3, 351.
2) of a high tone, not low: “thy small pipe is as the maiden's organ, s. and sound,” Tw. I, 4, 33. “hear the s. whistle,” H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor.
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