Origin of strident
Examples from the Web for stridency
But the stridency of these novels is not the most complex or surprising shift in contemporary recession literature.
Jesse's wretched gun slammed again, a different sound, a spattering clang, followed by the stridency of Jesse cursing and weeping.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
He moved on to the Praca, where the stridency of the music still persisted.
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
British Dictionary definitions for stridency
Word Origin for strident
Word Origin and History for stridency
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.