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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.
stri′dent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.stridently - in a strident manner; "the cheap clock ticked stridently"
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[ˈstraɪdəntlɪ] ADV [hoot, sound, whistle] → con estridencia, de modo estridente; [demand, declare] → con estridencia, con grandes alharacas; [protest] → ruidosamente
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adv talk etcschrill, durchdringend; object, protestscharf, lautstark; demand, behavelautstark; a stridently anti-American approacheine scharf antiamerikanische Haltung
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