1. the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
    the shrillness of her hair color
  2. having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
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How To Use shrillness In A Sentence

  • The North's shrillness may also be an attempt to undermine the South as the North seeks a warming of relations with America as part of the talks over nuclear weapons.
  • Their songs have a certain keening shrillness that will leave all but the hardiest nerves frazzled and jangling.
  • I wonder: Speaking solely in terms of presentation and the notion of hectoring, lecturing and shrillness, do the same people who find Hillary off-putting also find Ron Paul so? "She seemed dogmatic, almost angry, like she was vicious..."
  • Ruthless editing would have crafted sharp-edged form out of the three hours of exhausting overabundance, infused subtlety into unrelieved shrillness.
  • the shrillness of her hair color
  • The shrillness and strident rhetoric probably did their cause more harm than good.
  • It is an effective and proven way to restore high frequency speech and environmental sounds without undesirable artifacts or a perception of shrillness or tinniness.
  • A distant throb ached in my head and I pressed the heels of my palms against my eyes; trying to drive out the shrillness in Niko's voice as he continued to yell across the field.
  • The temperature had dipped down into the low fifties and the shrillness of the wind cut like a cerated knife. A Love So Deep
  • And so their writing is commonly marred by an undue insistence, a shrillness, a certain quality of multiloquence. Journalism for Women A Practical Guide
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