strident

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
stri•dent /ˈstraɪdənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. harsh in sound;
    irritating:strident voices.
  2. having an irritating or insistent character:strident opinions.
stri•dent•ly, adv.: arguing stridently about unfairness.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
stri•dent  (strīdnt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  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. Phonetics, Linguistics[Ling.](in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
stridence, striden•cy, n. 
strident•ly, adv. 
  • Latin strīdent- (stem of strīdēns), present participle of strīdēre to make a harsh noise; see -ent
  • 1650–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
strident /ˈstraɪdənt/ adj
  1. (of a shout, voice, etc) having or making a loud or harsh sound
  2. urgent, clamorous, or vociferous: strident demands
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin strīdēns, from strīdēre to make a grating sound

ˈstridence, ˈstridency n ˈstridently adv
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