strident: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (strīd'nt), [key]
- making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
- having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
- (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
- strident (Thesaurus)