Definition of sheerness in US English:

sheerness

noun

  • See sheer

    • ‘Because of its sheerness and direct exposure to the afternoon sun, the side facing the lake is bare of vegetation except for some rock-hugging lichens.’
    • ‘Digital analysis of clothing for skin display, tightness, and sheerness showed that the women described their own clothing in ways that are consistent with social clothing codes.’
    • ‘I think they've cottoned onto the sheer, er, sheerness of her top.’
    • ‘The airiness, the suspendedness, the drop are composed to create the sheerness of the exhilaration and the perfect certainty of the arc.’
    • ‘Then he saw another on of his men spilling all that he knew to his enemy out of the sheerness of fear.’

Pronunciation

sheerness

/ˈSHirnəs//ˈʃɪrnəs/