Strident - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstraɪdnt|  American pronunciation of the word strident
Brit.  |ˈstrʌɪd(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word strident
- conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry (syn: blatant, clamant, clamorous, vociferous)
strident demands
- of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') (syn: continuant, fricative, sibilant, spirant)
- being sharply insistent on being heard (syn: shrill)
strident demands
- unpleasantly loud and harsh (syn: raucous)

Examples

The strident tone in his voice revealed his anger.

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