strident

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin strīdēns, present active participle of strīdō.

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strident (comparative more strident, superlative most 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
    • 2003 November 6, Stuart Cosgrove, “Taylor slagging Saddam shame.”, Glasgow:
      Under David Taylor's stewardship, the SFA has made strident progress.

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Noun[edit]

strident (plural stridents)

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

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French[edit]

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strident m (feminine stridente, masculine plural stridents, feminine plural stridentes)

  1. Strident; producing a high-pitched or piercing sound.

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Latin[edit]

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strīdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of strīdō