making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
- stridence, stri·den·cy, noun
- stri·dent·ly, adverb
- non·stri·dent, adjective
- o·ver·stri·dence, noun
- o·ver·stri·den·cy, noun
- o·ver·stri·dent, adjective
- o·ver·stri·dent·ly, adverb
- un·stri·dent, adjective
- un·stri·dent·ly, adverb
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How to use strident in a sentence
Turkey stridently contests that number, as well as the term “genocide.”Turkish Pianist Fazil Say Found Guilty of Insulting Islam | Mike Giglio | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of course, not all feminists are so stridently opposed to niqab.
But at the same instant a carefully laid rifle, from a canoe, barked stridently.Cursed | George Allan England
And again water rushed, and something was rolled stridently across the marble floor.The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
Only outside, in the wayside bushes, the cicadas chirped stridently and passionately; and the blood throbbed noisily in her ears.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity | Alexandre Kuprin
Campbell had selected a table near the back curtain, and now stridently ordered one of the Malay waiters to bring gin.The Door into Infinity | Edmond Hamilton
A gong, beaten by the owner of the Bird Cage, rang out stridently into the quiet night to rally sleeping citizens.Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for strident
(of a shout, voice, etc) having or making a loud or harsh sound
urgent, clamorous, or vociferous: strident demands
- stridence or stridency, noun
- stridently, adverb
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