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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of stridere 'to make a rough unpleasant noise'

strident

adjective
     
stri‧dent
1 forceful and determined, especially in a way that is offensive or annoying:
strident criticism
2 a strident sound or voice is loud and unpleasant:
the strident calls of seagulls
stridently adverb
stridency noun [uncountable]

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