Definition of strident adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    strident

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈstraɪdnt//
     
     
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  1. 1having a loud, rough, and unpleasant sound a strident voice strident music the strident ringing of the phone
  2. 2aggressive and determined He is a strident advocate of nuclear power. strident criticism
NAmE//ˈstraɪdnsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
 
adverb
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