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STRIDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strident mean? 

STRIDENT (adjective)
  The adjective STRIDENT has 4 senses:

1. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
2. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
3. being sharply insistent on being heard
4. unpleasantly loud and harsh

  Familiarity information: STRIDENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRIDENT (adjective)


Sense 1strident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

Synonyms:

clamant; clamorous; strident; vociferous; blatant

Context examples:

blatant radios / a clamorous uproar / strident demands / a vociferous mob

Similar:

noisy (full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds)


Sense 2strident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

spirant; sibilant; fricative; continuant; strident

Similar:

soft ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as 's' and 'sh'))


Sense 3strident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being sharply insistent on being heard

Synonyms:

shrill; strident

Context examples:

strident demands / shrill criticism

Similar:

imperative (requiring attention or action)


Sense 4strident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unpleasantly loud and harsh

Synonyms:

raucous; strident

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


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