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  • 61 τρίζον — τρίζω utter a shrill cry pres part act masc voc sg τρίζω utter a shrill cry pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg τρίζω utter a shrill cry imperf ind act 3rd pl (homeric ionic) τρίζω utter a shrill cry imperf ind act 1st sg (homeric ionic) …

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  • 62 chirp — [chʉrp] vi. [ME chirpen, echoic var. of chirken, CHIRK] 1. to make the short, shrill sound of some birds or insects 2. to speak in a lively, shrill way vt. to utter in a sharp, shrill tone n. a short, shrill sound chirper n …

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  • 63 pipe — [pīp] n. [ME < OE < WGmc * pipa < VL * pipa < L pipare, to cheep, chirp, peep, of echoic orig.] 1. a hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind… …

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  • 64 whistle — [hwis′əl, wis′əl] vi. whistled, whistling [ME whistlen < OE hwistlian: for IE base see WHISPER] 1. a) to make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by… …

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  • 65 cack´ler — cack|le «KAK uhl», noun, verb, led, ling. –n. 1. the shrill, broken sound that a hen makes, especially after laying an egg: »The cackle in the henhouse awoke the farmer. 2. shrill, harsh, or broken laughter: »Before the comedian finished the joke …

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  • 66 cack|le — «KAK uhl», noun, verb, led, ling. –n. 1. the shrill, broken sound that a hen makes, especially after laying an egg: »The cackle in the henhouse awoke the farmer. 2. shrill, harsh, or broken laughter: »Before the comedian finished the joke, there… …

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  • 67 pipe — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīpa (akin to Old High German pfīfa pipe), from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe, from Latin pipare to peep, of imitative origin Date: before 12th century 1. a. a tubular wind instrument; specifically a… …

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  • 68 screech — I. noun Date: 1560 1. a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror 2. a sound resembling a screech II. verb Etymology: alteration of earlier scritch, from Middle English scrichen; akin to Old Norse skrækja to screech Date: 1577… …

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  • 69 squeak — I. verb Etymology: Middle English squeken, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to utter or make a short shrill cry or noise 2. squeal 2a 3. to pass, succeed, or win by a narrow margin < just squeaked by in the election > …

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  • 70 squeal — I. verb Etymology: Middle English squelen, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to make a shrill cry or noise 2. a. to turn informer < squeal to the police > b. complain, protest …

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  • 71 Clarinet — This article is about the musical instrument. For ClariNet, see ClariNet. Clarinet B♭ Clarinet (Boehm system) Woodwind instrument Classification Wind Woodwind …

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  • 72 Spancill Hill — is a traditional Irish folk song which bemoans the plight of the Irish immigrants who so longed for home from their new lives in America, many of them who went to California with the Gold Rush. This song is sung by a man who longs for his home in …

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  • 73 passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …

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  • 74 pipe — pipe1 pipeless, adj. pipelike, adj. /puyp/, n., v., piped, piping. n. 1. a hollow cylinder of metal, wood, or other material, used for the conveyance of water, gas, steam, petroleum, etc. 2. a tube of wood, clay, hard rubber, or other material,… …

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  • 75 scream — /skreem/, v.i. 1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry. 2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistles screamed. 3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian had the audience screaming. 4. to shout or speak shrilly, esp …

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  • 76 shriek — 1. noun /ʃɹiːk/ A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like. Sabor, the lioness, was a wise hunter. To one less wise the wild alarm of her fierce cry as she sprang would… …

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  • 77 sirli — [ sirli ] n. m. • 1778; onomat., comme l angl. to shirl, shrill « pousser un cri perçant » ♦ Alouette de taille moyenne, vivant en Europe du Sud Est et sur les hauts plateaux d Afrique. ● sirli nom masculin (onomatopée) Petite alouette à bec fin… …

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  • 78 schrill — sehr laut; ohrenbetäubend; dröhnend; durchdringend; gellend; markerschütternd; kreischend * * * schrill [ʃrɪl] <Adj.>: 1. unangenehm hell, scharf und durchdringend [klingend]: ein schriller Ton; ein schrilles Geräusch, Kreischen; die Glocke …

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  • 79 schrillen — schril|len [ ʃrɪlən] <itr.; hat: schrill [er]tönen: nachts schrillte das Telefon. Syn.: ↑ dröhnen, ↑ gellen, ↑ schallen. * * * schrịl|len 〈V. intr.; hat〉 schrill ertönen ● eine Klingel, das Telefon schrillt [<engl. shrill „hell tönen“, bes …

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  • 80 shriek — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. scream, screech, shrill, squeal. See cry. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scream, screech, howl; see cry 1 , 3 , yell 1 . v. Syn. scream, screech, squawk; see cry 1 , 3 , yell . III (Roget s 3… …

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