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stri·dent

 (strīd′nt)
adj.
1. Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill: a strident voice. See Synonyms at vociferous.
2. Forcefully assertive or severely critical: strident rhetoric.

[Latin strīdēns, strīdent-, present participle of strīdēre, to make harsh sounds, ultimately of imitative origin.]

stri′dence, stri′den·cy n.
stri′dent·ly adv.

strident

(ˈstraɪdənt)
adj
1. (of a shout, voice, etc) having or making a loud or harsh sound
2. urgent, clamorous, or vociferous: strident demands.
[C17: from Latin strīdēns, from strīdēre to make a grating sound]
ˈstridence, ˈstridency n
ˈstridently adv

stri•dent

(ˈstraɪd nt)

adj.
1. harsh in sound; grating: strident voices.
2. having an obtrusive, insistent character: strident opinions.
[1650–60; < Latin strīdent-, s. of strīdēns, present participle of strīdēre to make a harsh noise; see -ent]
stri′dence, stri′den•cy, n.
stri′dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strident - conspicuously and offensively loudstrident - conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
2.strident - of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
soft - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
3.strident - being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
4.strident - unpleasantly loud and harsh
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

strident

adjective
1. forceful, offensive, hostile, belligerent, pugnacious, destructive, quarrelsome the unnecessarily strident tone of the President's remarks

strident

adjective
1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
2. Offensively loud and insistent:
Informal: loudmouthed.
Translations

strident

[ˈstraɪdənt] ADJ [voice, sound] → estridente; [colour, person] → chillón, estridente; [protest] → fuerte, ruidoso

strident

[ˈstraɪdənt] adj
(= raucous) [voice, music, sound] → strident(e)
(= vehement) [feminist, advocate] → ardent(e) before n; [criticism, demands, protest] → véhément(e)

strident

adj sound, voiceschrill, durchdringend; colourgrell; personstreitbar; criticism, tonescharf; demand, protest, nationalism, attacklautstark

strident

[ˈstraɪdnt] adj (sound) → stridente, stridulo/a; (voice) → stridulo/a; (protest) → energico/a
References in classic literature ?
Her laugh, too, was high, and perhaps a little strident, but there was a lively intelligence in it.
There was no sound but that of their own passage, and the incessant, strident pouring of the rain.
Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
At one moment the rush and the soaring swing of speed; the next a crash, and death, stillness - a moment of horrible immobility, with the song of the wind changed to a strident wail, and the heavy waters boiling up menacing and sluggish around the corpse.
Next, after remaining in this condition for an hour or two (this I remarked on two occasions when Blanche had gone out for the day--probably to see Albert), he would begin to look about him, and to grow uneasy, and to hurry about with an air as though he had suddenly remembered something, and must try and find it; after which, not perceiving the object of his search, nor succeeding in recalling what that object had been, he would as suddenly relapse into oblivion, and continue so until the reappearance of Blanche--merry, wanton, half-dressed, and laughing her strident laugh as she approached to pet him, and even to kiss him (though the latter reward he seldom received).
Ma," she shouted suddenly, in her shrill, strident treble, "I see Martin comin'.
Again and again it sounded, the whole air throbbing with it, strident, wild, and menacing.
Oh, nothing, nothing," said he, and strolled back to where the voices of the contending men of science rose in a prolonged duet, the high, strident note of Summerlee rising and falling to the sonorous bass of Challenger.
I was surprised, therefore, when, one morning in June, as I sat reading the British Medical Journal after breakfast, I heard a ring at the bell, followed by the high, somewhat strident tones of my old companion's voice.
In the bare dining-room of the inn, which he had hoped they would have to themselves, they found a strident party of innocent-looking young men and women--school-teachers on a holiday, the landlord told them--and Archer's heart sank at the idea of having to talk through their noise.
Hardly had we done so, when from the pool, about a hundred yards off, we heard the strident trumpeting of an elephant.
Pepper, strident in discussion, and advancing upon the saloon, gave her the alarm.