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EtymologyEdit

From French strident, from Latin strīdēns, present active participle of strīdō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈstɹaɪ.dənt/, [ˈstɹaɪdˀnt]
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AdjectiveEdit

strident (comparative more strident, superlative most strident)

  1. Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding
    The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra.
  2. Grating or obnoxious
    The artist chose a strident mixture of colors.
    • 2005 May 23, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 182:
      If Demandt's essay served as a strident example of the German desire for normalcy, a more subtle example was provided by a brief allohistorical depiction of a Nazi victory in World War II written by German historian Michael Salewski in 1999.
  3. (nonstandard) Vigorous; making strides
    • 2003, November 6, “Stuart Cosgrove”, in Taylor slagging Saddam shame.[2], Glasgow:
      Under David Taylor's stewardship, the SFA has made strident progress.

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NounEdit

strident (plural stridents)

  1. (linguistics) One of a class of s-like fricatives produced by an airstream directed at the upper teeth.
    Hypernym: fricative

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strident (feminine singular stridente, masculine plural stridents, feminine plural stridentes)

  1. strident; producing a high-pitched or piercing sound

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strīdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of strīdō