(comparative more stridently, superlative most stridently)
- In a strident manner.
strident + -ly
Variant of strident
harsh-sounding; shrill; grating
Origin of stridentClassical Latin stridens, present participle of stridere, to make a grating noise, rasp ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form (s)trei- from source Classical Greek trizein, to chirp, screech, Classical Latin strix, screech owl