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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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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
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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.
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|Adj.||1.||strident - 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|
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1. forceful, offensive, hostile, belligerent, pugnacious, destructive, quarrelsome the unnecessarily strident tone of the President's remarks
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1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
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strident[ˈstraɪdənt] ADJ [voice, sound] → estridente; [colour, person] → chillón, estridente; [protest] → fuerte, ruidoso
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(= raucous) [voice, music, sound] → strident(e)
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
strident[ˈstraɪd/ənt] adj (sound) → stridente, stridulo/a; (voice) → stridulo/a; (protest) → energico/a
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