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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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