Cry and Shrill


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Cry noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared

Shrill and cry are semantically related In some cases you can use "Shrill" instead the word "Cry" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: crying, cried
Synonyms for Cry


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Shrill verb – To cry out loudly and emotionally.
Usage example: the mud-splattered bystanders were shrilling with outrage at the inconsiderate motorist

Cry and shrill are semantically related in scream topic. Sometimes you can use "Cry" instead the word "Shrill" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as shriek.
Nearby Words: shrilled, shrilly, shrilling, shrillness
Synonyms for Shrill

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  • Cute but Cacophonic Monk Parakeets, also known as "Quaker Parrots" (although they're not true parrots) have a shrill cry that will pierce your eardrums and with enough exposure to said cry, give you a nasty headache.
  • Literature / Tarzan of the Apes Characters cry, gasp, murmur, shrill, shriek, growl and so on.
  • Cute but Cacophonic Anyone who remembers the first Ecco the Dolphin game for Genesis will remember the -very- shrill cry that the cute little dolphin character screamed when he got hit by an enemy.
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