Adjective "Strident" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Strident


    Definition:

    1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.

    2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.

    3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

    Examples:

    "uses can be strident at times."

    "populaces can be strident in places."

    "places can be strident in demands."

    "industries can be strident in pressings."

    "demands can be strident by years."

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