harshness

  • 1 Harshness — (also called raucousness), in music information retrieval, is a Non Contextual Low Level Audio Descriptors (NLDs) that represents one dimension of the multi dimensional psychoacoustic feature called as musical timbre.Classical timbre’ NLDs are… …

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  • 2 Harshness — Harsh ness, n. The quality or state of being harsh. [1913 Webster] O, she is Ten times more gentle than her father s crabbed, And he s composed of harshness. Shak. [1913 Webster] Tis not enough no harshness gives offense, The sound must seem an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 harshness — index brutality, cruelty, oppression, rancor, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 harshness — late 14c., from HARSH (Cf. harsh) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

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  • 5 harshness — noun The quality of being harsh. 1891 And yet these harshnesses are tenderness itself when compared with the universal harshness out of which they grow; the harshness of the position towards the temperament, of the means towards the aims, of to… …

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  • 6 harshness — harsh ► ADJECTIVE 1) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses. 2) cruel or severe. 3) (of climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile. DERIVATIVES harshen verb harshly adverb harshness noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 harshness — noun 1. the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑abrasiveness, ↑scratchiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑scratchy (for: ↑scratchiness), ↑abrasiv …

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  • 8 harshness — noun see harsh …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 harshness — See harshly. * * * …

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  • 10 harshness — Synonyms and related words: Babel, Gothicism, Spartanism, abominability, abruptness, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, animality, aphonia, artificial voice, asperity, astringency, atrocity, austerity …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 harshness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. crudity, brutality, acerbity; see anger , cruelty , tyranny . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing: austerity, hardness, rigidity, rigor, rigorousness, severity, sternness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 harshness — the high frequency (25 100 Hz) vibrations of the structure and/or components that are perceived tactually and/or audibly. The interaction of the tire with road irregularities produces such vibrations (15 100 Hz) …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 13 harshness — harsh·ness || hÉ‘rʃnɪs /hɑːʃ n. coarseness, roughness; lack of sympathetic feeling; cruelty …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 harshness — n. 1. Roughness. 2. Austerity, rigor, severity, sternness, crabbedness, moroseness, churlishness, ill temper, asperity, ill nature, hardness, unkindness, acerbity. 3. Rudeness, incivility, bluntness, bluffness, ungraciousness, churlishness,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 harshness — harsh·ness …

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  • 16 Noise, Vibration, and Harshness — Noise, Vibration, and Harshness, also known as Noise and Vibration, abbreviated to NVH and N V respectively, is the name given to the field of measuring, and modifying, the noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles, particularly cars and… …

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  • 17 Noise Vibration Harshness — Noise, Vibration, Harshness (deutsch.: Geräusch, Vibration, Rauheit) oder kurz NVH ist inzwischen auch im deutschsprachigen Raum die Bezeichnung für als Geräusch hörbare oder als Vibration spürbare Schwingungen in Kraftfahrzeugen oder an… …

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  • 18 Noise, vibration, and harshness — (NVH), also known as noise and vibration (N V), is the study and modification of the noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles, particularly cars and trucks. While noise and vibration can be readily measured, Harshness is a subjective… …

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  • 19 harsh — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)ʃ[/t]] harsher, harshest 1) ADJ GRADED Harsh climates or conditions are very difficult for people, animals, and plants to live in. The weather grew harsh, chilly and unpredictable. ...the harsh desert environment. ...after the harsh… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Acrimonies — Acrimony Ac ri*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Acrimonies}. [L. acrimonia, fr. acer, sharp: cf. F. acrimonie.] 1. A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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