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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.
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|Noun||1.||stridence - having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound|
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