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Adjectives (3)

shrill
adj. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
sharp, shrill
adj. having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"

Fuzzynyms (5)

razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
loud
adj. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
loud
adj. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"

Synonyms (44)

cackly, squawky
adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
guttural, croaky
adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
jarring
adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
scratchy, rough, raspy, rasping, gravelly, grating
adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
husky, hoarse, gruff
adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
jangly, jangling
adj. like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
strident, raucous
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
splitting, ripping, rending
adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
shrieking, screaming
adj. emitting or resembling loud piercing sounds like screams: "a screaming fury of sound"; "shrieking winds"
nasal, pinched, adenoidal
adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"
altissimo
adj. very high
alto
adj. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; "alto clarinet or recorder"
countertenor, alto
adj. of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
falsetto
adj. artificially high; above the normal voice range; "a falsetto voice"
spiky, peaky
adj. having or as if having especially high-pitched spots; "absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"
piping
adj. resembling the music of a pipe; "the piping voices of children"
screaky, squealing, squeaky, squeaking, screechy
adj. having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
treble, soprano
adj. having or denoting a high range; "soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
sopranino
adj. higher in range than soprano; "a sopranino recorder"
tenor
adj. of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice"
tenor
adj. (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax"

Antonyms (4)

euphonous, euphonious
adj. having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter"
low-pitched, low
adj. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

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