from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being shrill.
- n. The result or product of being shrill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being shrill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being shrill; acuteness of sound; high pitch and sharpness or fineness of tone or voice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
- n. having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
What I find frustrating about your shrillness is precisely that it seems to be an objective in itself.
At any rate, McCain shrillness and inability to draw money, coverage and set an original agenda shows what a total dinosaur loser he is.
The pitch of Londonistan may occasionally exceed that which is discernible to the human ear, but her shrillness is the result of a wholly justifiable anger that few people in power seem to be listening.
Re: the ostensible "shrillness" and "vitriol" that you feel obliged to draw attention to in every intervention you've made: It's a tailor-made (well, actually it's off the rack) journalistic cliche in any argument against a non-mainstream position to label it as shrill and so forth.
Notable about this election, (and a great disappointment to this partisan observer,) is the sheer 'shrillness' of the rhetoric.
Just like they want to butch-out or bitch-out Hillary with her "shrillness" or "ambition."
Not one comment about Hillary by Edwards, Dodd, Obama or the others on Tuesday had even the faintist whiff of sexism: nothing about "shrillness" or any other code word.
However - no matter what criticisms can be leveled against Krugman for his "shrillness", as it's been called, no objective person could have read that op-ed and seriously believe he was advocating a bubble.
Dodd's comments about education were excellent and he, with Biden, altered the course and tone of the debate by calling attention to the growing "shrillness".
And, as if the whole production were tainted by bad casting, the wonderfully gifted Thomas brings a one-note shrillness to her stuck-in-the-past Mrs. Whittaker and Firth does the same with his Mr. Whittaker, only replace "shrillness" with