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stridentadjective

uk   us   /ˈstraɪ.dənt/

strident adjective (LOUD)

A strident sound is loud, unpleasant, and rough: People are put off by his strident voice.

strident adjective (FORCEFUL)

stridency
noun [U] uk   us   /-dən.si/
As the situation becomes more desperate, there is a growing stridency in the appeals for aid.
stridently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She has always stridently denied the accusations against her. He is stridently opposed to abortion.
Translations of “strident”
in Korean 귀에 거슬리는…
in Arabic حادّ…
in Portuguese estridente…
in Catalan estrident…
in Japanese 耳障りな, うるさい, かん高い…
in Italian stridente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大聲的, 刺耳的,尖厲的…
in Russian резкий, громогласный, пронзительный…
in Turkish keskin, tiz, acı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大声的, 刺耳的,尖厉的…
in Polish ostry…
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