shrill

  • 101 shriek´er — shriek «shreek», noun, verb. –n. 1. a loud, sharp, shrill sound: »a shriek of terror. We heard the shriek of an engine s whistle. 2. a loud, shrill laugh. –v.i. to make a loud, sharp, shrill sound. People sometimes shriek because of terror, anger …

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  • 102 caruck — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 103 Gymnorhina tibicen — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 104 Hyla Pickeringii — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 105 Piping — Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. Shak.… …

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  • 106 Piping crow — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 107 Piping crow shrike — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 108 Piping frog — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 109 Piping hot — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 110 Piping roller — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …

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  • 111 Scream — (skr[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screamed} (skr[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Screaming}.] [Icel. skr[ae]ma to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skr[ a]ma, Dan. skr[ae]mme. Cf. {Screech}.] To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or… …

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  • 112 Screamed — Scream Scream (skr[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screamed} (skr[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Screaming}.] [Icel. skr[ae]ma to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skr[ a]ma, Dan. skr[ae]mme. Cf. {Screech}.] To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden,… …

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  • 113 Screaming — Scream Scream (skr[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screamed} (skr[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Screaming}.] [Icel. skr[ae]ma to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skr[ a]ma, Dan. skr[ae]mme. Cf. {Screech}.] To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden,… …

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  • 114 Shriek — Shriek, n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like. [1913 Webster] Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Shriek owl}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) …

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  • 115 Shriek owl — Shriek Shriek, n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like. [1913 Webster] Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Shriek owl}. (Zo[… …

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  • 116 Shrillness — Shrill ness, n. The quality or state of being shrill. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 117 Skirl — Skirl, v. t. & i. [Of Scand. origin, and originally the same word as E. shrill.] To utter in a shrill tone; to scream. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 118 Stridulate — Strid u*late, v. t. [See {Stridulous}.] To make a shrill, creaking noise; specifically (Zo[ o]l.), to make a shrill or musical sound, such as is made by the males of many insects. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 119 stridulate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: back formation from stridulation, from French, high pitched sound, from Latin stridulus shrill Date: 1838 to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures used especially… …

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  • 120 peep — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English pepen, of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. to utter a feeble shrill sound as of a bird newly hatched ; cheep 2. to utter the slightest sound II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a …

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