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    #1

    shout with a sharp voice

    Are the following phrases acceptable?

    1. Mike shouted with a sharp voice.
    2. Mike let out a shrill voice.

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    #2

    Re: shout with a sharp voice

    Not really — they're unidiomatic.

    1. 'Sharp' can mean 'piercing or penetrating', but it doesn't sit well with a man's voice to me. '. . .a strident voice' might be better.

    2. 'Mike let out a shrill cry.' (You don't let out a voice.)

    Rover

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