stridence

strident

[strahyd-nt]
adjective
1.
making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2.
having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3.
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin strīdent- (stem of strīdēns), present participle of strīdēre to make a harsh noise; see -ent

stridence, stridency, noun
stridently, adverb
nonstrident, adjective
overstridence, noun
overstridency, noun
overstrident, adjective
overstridently, adverb
unstrident, adjective
unstridently, adverb
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strident (ˈstraɪdənt)
 
adj
1.  (of a shout, voice, etc) having or making a loud or harsh sound
2.  urgent, clamorous, or vociferous: strident demands
 
[C17: from Latin strīdēns, from strīdēre to make a grating sound]
 
'stridence
 
n
 
'stridency
 
n
 
'stridently
 
adv

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strident
1656, from Fr. strident, from L. stridentem (nom. stridens), prp. of stridere "utter an inarticulate sound, grate, screech," possibly of imitative origin.
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