Meaning of “strident” in the English Dictionary

"strident" in British English

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uk /ˈstraɪ.dənt/ us /ˈstraɪ.dənt/

strident adjective (LOUD)

A strident sound is loud, unpleasant, and rough:

People are put off by his strident voice.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈstraɪ.də us /ˈstraɪ.də

As the situation becomes more desperate, there is a growing stridency in the appeals for aid.
adverb uk /ˈstraɪ.də us /ˈstraɪ.də

She has always stridently denied the accusations against her.
He is stridently opposed to abortion.

(Definition of “strident” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strident" in American English

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us /ˈstrɑɪ·dənt/

forceful, or very loud:

strident criticism
a strident voice

(Definition of “strident” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)