strident
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈstɹaɪ.dənt/, [ˈstɹaɪdˀnt]
Adjective

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.
  3. (nonstandard) Vigorous; making strides
Translations Noun

strident (plural stridents)

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



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