in/with a shrill voice

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Hello there,

are these two variants both correct?

"Stop it!" she screamed in a shrill voice.

"Stop it!" she screamed with a shrill voice.

Does it make any difference which one I use?
  • redgiant

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    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Takahashi plays the role of Grace admirably, although early in the game her character's anger comes off as a bit shrill. Both actors manage to capture the changes their characters experience in the course of the game as both of them are forcibly tested in the fires of the challenges facing them.

    Source: Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

    Bacground:The quoted text is taken from a review of a classic computer game that features live actors and full motion video. The game is impressive in many aspects. The excellent acting helps bring immersion to players. But the reviewer has a small bone to pick with a female lead character's (Grace) acting.

    Hi native speakers,
    Macmillan defines "shrill" as

    1.a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant
    I wonder if the review is trying to say that when the actor plays anger, she just bursts into high pitched annoying explosions.
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