Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Giving a loud and harsh sound.

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Usage examples "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", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. The voice rose in pitch, grew strident. - "The Metal Monster", 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", Geraldine Bonner.