'straɪdnt adj. +conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry +of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') +being sharply insistent on being heard +unpleasantly loud and harsh
Her strident voice could be heard all over the building.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adjective 1 having a loud harsh and unpleasant sound: a strident voice / tone + strident music + the strident ringing of the phone 2 aggressive and determined: He is a strident advocate of nuclear power. + The plan has provided strident criticism from local residents. stridency noun [U] stridently adverb
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