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Meaning & Definition of Strident in English

English

Strident

/straɪdənt/

adjective

1. Conspicuously and offensively loud

  • Given to vehement outcry
  • "Blatant radios"
  • "A clamorous uproar"
  • "Strident demands"
  • "A vociferous mob"
    synonym:
  • blatant
  • ,
  • clamant
  • ,
  • clamorous
  • ,
  • strident
  • ,
  • vociferous

2. Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')

    synonym:
  • fricative
  • ,
  • continuant
  • ,
  • sibilant
  • ,
  • spirant
  • ,
  • strident

3. Being sharply insistent on being heard

  • "Strident demands"
  • "Shrill criticism"
    synonym:
  • strident
  • ,
  • shrill

4. Unpleasantly loud and harsh

    synonym:
  • raucous
  • ,
  • strident