- a strident voice
- strident slogans
The strident tone in his voice revealed his anger.
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First Known Use: circa 1656See Words from the same year
: sounding harsh and unpleasant
: expressing opinions or criticism in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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