What does the word strident mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Stridently.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Giving a loud and harsh sound.

Usage examples for strident

  1. For them the quick metallic gust of strident life down in the street had the merciless quality of hammering upon a coffin lid. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. The voice rose in pitch, grew strident. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  3. Once, his mother's voice rising strident, he asked her to let him rest in peace, he had suffered enough. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner