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strident

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sounding harsh, forceful, and unpleasant
  • They heard their boss's strident voice from down the hall.
  • The critical questions began to anger the professor and the tone of her answers became noticeably more strident.
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Synonym Discussion of strident

loud, stentorian, earsplitting, raucous, strident mean marked by intensity or volume of sound. loud applies to any volume above normal and may suggest undue vehemence or obtrusiveness.
    • loud shouts of protest
stentorian implies great power and range.
    • an actor with a stentorian voice
earsplitting implies loudness that is physically discomforting.
    • the earsplitting sound of a siren
raucous implies a loud harsh grating tone, especially of voice, and may suggest rowdiness.
    • the raucous shouts of drunken revelers
strident implies a rasping discordant but insistent quality, especially of voice.
    • the strident voices of hecklers


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