HyperDic: shrillness

English > 2 senses of the word shrillness:
NOUNattributeshrillnessthe quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
attributeshrillness, stridence, stridencyhaving the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
English > shrillness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses.
Example"the shrillness of her hair color"
Broaderinterest, interestingnessThe power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
Adjectivesshrillof colors that are bright and gaudy
English > shrillness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningHaving the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound.
Synonymsstridence, stridency
Broadertimbre, timber, quality, tone(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
Spanishestridencia, estridor
Adjectivesshrillhaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

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