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strident (adj.)

1650s, from French strident (16c.) and directly from Latin stridentem (nominative stridens), present participle of stridere "utter an inarticulate sound, grate, screech," from PIE *(s)trei-, possibly of imitative origin (source also of Greek trismos "a grinding, scream"). Related: Stridently; stridence; stridency.

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Definitions of strident

strident (adj.)
conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry;
strident demands
Synonyms: blatant / clamant / clamorous / vociferous
strident (adj.)
of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then');
Synonyms: fricative / continuant / sibilant / spirant
strident (adj.)
being sharply insistent on being heard;
strident demands
Synonyms: shrill
strident (adj.)
unpleasantly loud and harsh;
Synonyms: raucous
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