Shrill-gorged

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Shrill-gorged Having a throat which produces a shrill note.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shrill-gorged Having a gorge or throat that gives a shrill or acute sound; having a clear or high-pitched voice or note.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Shrill-gorged (Shak.) shrill-throated
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Skeat explains M. E. shril (Scotch skirl) as from Scand., Norw. skryla, skräla, to cry shrilly; cf. Low Ger. schrell.

Usage

In literature:

In the warm, scented dusk the locusts shrilled in the trees, and far up the gorge the whippoorwill called and called.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
He had listened since that hour in the gorge for the shrilling of one of the air hounds.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
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