Adjective "Strident" Definition and Examples




    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.


    "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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