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Definition of "shrilling" [shrilling]

  • Present participle of shrill. (verb)

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Use "shrilling" in a sentence
  • "Peyrol, lying on his back under the swinging tiller, heard the calls shrilling and dying away; he heard the ominous rush of _Amelia_'s bow wave as the sloop foamed within ten yards of the tartane's stern; he even saw her upper yards coming down, and then everything vanished out of the clouded sky."
  • "The Clan, lingering behind their parents, looked back at the group on the castle terrace before the trees hid them from sight, and Jock sent the pewit call shrilling through the dusk."
  • "And never again would he walk a quarterdeck, and never again step on board with his hand to his hat and the bosun's calls shrilling in salute."
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