What does strident mean?

Definitions for strident
ˈstraɪd ntstri·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous(adj)

    conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

    "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"

  2. fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident(adj)

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

  3. strident, shrill(adj)

    being sharply insistent on being heard

    "strident demands"; "shrill criticism"

  4. raucous, strident(adj)

    unpleasantly loud and harsh


  1. strident(Adjective)

    Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding

    The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra.

    Etymology: From stridens, present active participle of strido.

  2. strident(Adjective)

    Grating or obnoxious

    The artist chose a strident mixture of colors.

    Etymology: From stridens, present active participle of strido.

  3. strident(Adjective)

    Vigorous; making strides

    Etymology: From stridens, present active participle of strido.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strident(adj)

    characterized by harshness; grating; shrill

    Etymology: [L. stridens, -entis, p. pr. of stridere to make a grating or creaking noise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strident

    strī′dent, adj. creaking, grating, harsh.—adv. Strī′dently.—n. Strī′dor, a harsh sound.—adj. Strid′ūlant, strident.—n.pl. Stridūlan′tia, a group of hemipterous insects, the cicadas.—v.i. Strid′ūlate, to make a stridulous sound.—ns. Stridūlā′tion, the act of stridulating; Strid′ūlātor, an insect which emits such a sound.—adjs. Strid′ūlātory, stridulant; Strid′ūlous, emitting a harsh creaking sound. [L. stridens, -entis, pr.p. of stridēre, to creak.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strident in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of strident in a Sentence

  1. Mark Meadows:

    If we wanted to stop the resolution, we could take a more strident position.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It's one thing to be like a very tough guy -- we're all tough people -- but you've got to be able to get along a little bit with people. You can't be so strident, he can debate, but he can't talk.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

  4. Magnus Ranstorp:

    The sectarian tensions in the Middle East are mirrored in our cities in Europe, there is more strident activism in Muslim communities.

  5. Sharon Gold:

    Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day.

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