Strident meaning

strīdnt
(nonstandard) Vigorous; making strides.
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The definition of strident is something loud, harsh-sounding or shrill.

An example of strident is the sound of an angry mob.

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Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill.

A strident voice.

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Forcefully assertive or severely critical.

Strident rhetoric.

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Harsh-sounding; shrill; grating.
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Characterized by harsh, irritating insistence.
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Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding.

The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra.

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The artist chose a strident mixture of colors.

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(linguistics) One of a class of s-like fricatives produced by an airstream directed at the upper teeth.
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Origin of strident

  • Latin strīdēns strīdent- present participle of strīdēre to make harsh sounds ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin strÄ«dÄ“ns, present active participle of strÄ«dō.

    From Wiktionary