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English noun: shrillness

1. shrillness (attribute) the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses

SamplesThe shrillness of her hair color.

Broader (hypernym)interest, interestingness

2. shrillness (attribute) having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

Synonymsstridence, stridency

Broader (hypernym)quality, timber, timbre, tone

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