Adjective(1) conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry(2) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'(3) being sharply insistent on being heard(4) unpleasantly loud and harsh
(1) I plunk along, hitting so many strident notes that it sounds like I tried to compose the piece myself.(2) The strident noise moved through the pounding rain, and then the figure lowered its head and perked its long ears.(3) At length, Caleb heard Audrey's strident laughter and hurriedly returned his attention to his cousin.(4) Their strident views have, like so many conservative inanities, now become mainstream.(5) For example, if the voice is too loud and strident , that indicates excess, as does the sudden onset of a violent cough.(6) The Reserve Bank has said so, in steadily louder and more strident tones, for at least a year.(7) I was well aware by this stage that Judy was in constant dispute with the local authority and held strident views about their perceived inadequacies.(8) I slammed my drink down on the counter and the elder winced at the strident sound it made, but he refused to look up.(9) The Danish astrologer I referred to is one such individual, joining in the cacophony of screeches and strident appeals to action, all based on lies and inventions.(10) Apparently, he had trouble making it to the sessions, but he still sounds fine, and if anything, his voice sounds warmer, less strident .(11) The twitches of annoyance caused by this woman's strident voice hammering against my skull began to ebb away when I heard her sign off from the call.(12) I tried to sleep on the hour-long ride, but the harsh, strident sound became louder and the long menacing finger pointed angrily.(13) This is a shrill, strident performance by someone who displays little or no aptitude for comedy or drama.(14) Domestically they were strident , harsh, and intolerant, especially to other ethnic groups.(15) Despite strident criticisms of her views from legal academics and at times her brethren, she has maintained her positions with dignity.(16) There is a bit of sibilance and strident qualities to the sound, but not in a distracting or annoying manner.
1. harsh ::
2. spirant ::
3. blatant ::
4. shrill ::
5. raucous ::
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