But the stridency of these novels is not the most complex or surprising shift in contemporary recession literature.
The contempt of the second speaker was only surpassed by the stridency of his voice.
He moved on to the Praca, where the stridency of the music still persisted.
Its stridency and the tang of fresh sawdust strike sharp across the air fragrant with fern.
Jesse's wretched gun slammed again, a different sound, a spattering clang, followed by the stridency of Jesse cursing and weeping.
As a rule this subject moves the Dean to stridency; but the heavy magnificence of Castle Affey crushed him into a kind of whisper.
1650s, from French strident, from Latin stridentem (nominative stridens), present participle of stridere "utter an inarticulate sound, grate, screech," possibly of imitative origin. Related: Stridently.