Definition of shrillness in English:

shrillness

noun

  • See shrill

    • ‘The shrillness of our ideological debates, the emotional shallowness, the vulgarity of our culture, would have appalled him.’
    • ‘With maturity Mariza is singing better than ever, and the slight tendency to shrillness, previously the only flaw in her voice, has now disappeared.’
    • ‘This is an increasingly complicated and vital issue, but when handled with such shrillness and heavy-handed irony, the message is soon lost.’
    • ‘The rhythm of the engine, the shrillness of the whistle and the lyrical quality of the train trailing off from the place are a part of the lives here.’
    • ‘Ruthless editing would have crafted sharp-edged form out of the three hours of exhausting overabundance, infused subtlety into unrelieved shrillness.’

Pronunciation

shrillness

/ˈʃrɪlnəs/