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strident

adjective stri·dent \ˈstrī-dənt\

: sounding harsh and unpleasant

: expressing opinions or criticism in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way

Full Definition of STRIDENT

:  characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound <a strident voice>; also :  commanding attention by a loud or obtrusive quality <strident slogans>
stri·dent·ly adverb

Examples of STRIDENT

  1. The strident tone in his voice revealed his anger.

Origin of STRIDENT

Latin strident-, stridens, present participle of stridere, stridēre to make a harsh noise
First Known Use: circa 1656

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