Origin of strident
Related Words for stridencycry, explosion, roar, cacophony, commotion, crash, buzz, turbulence, clamor, blast, bellow, shot, discord, blare, hullabaloo, racket, ring, thud, fanfare, row
Examples from the Web for stridency
Contemporary Examples of stridency
But the stridency of these novels is not the most complex or surprising shift in contemporary recession literature.Literary Gold in Hard Times
November 4, 2011
Historical Examples of stridency
He moved on to the Praca, where the stridency of the music still persisted.
The contempt of the second speaker was only surpassed by the stridency of his voice.Ralestone Luck
Its stridency and the tang of fresh sawdust strike sharp across the air fragrant with fern.The Joys of Being a Woman
Jesse's wretched gun slammed again, a different sound, a spattering clang, followed by the stridency of Jesse cursing and weeping.Wilderness of Spring
As a rule this subject moves the Dean to stridency; but the heavy magnificence of Castle Affey crushed him into a kind of whisper.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
Word Origin for strident
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.