stridence


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Synonyms for stridence

having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

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Later, Francisco Curet would also see theater a "living organ" that "marches to the beat" of a country's institutions, "flag of stridence, declarer of popular clamour" and revealing "at all times with precision, the popular taste and the refinement of the customs" (25).
Born Moishe Miller and also known as Morris Miller and Robert Merrill, the Brooklyn-born Metropolitan Opera star brought the same husky stridence to the anthem that he brought to Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Georges Bizet's Carmen, while the movie screen showed a bugler playing taps at twilight, soldiers charging into a perilous fight, and bombs bursting in air.
And the clashing demeanors of Jesus' two Sanhedrin responses--silence, then stridence--result simply from Mark's harnessing Jesus to two clashing proof-texts: the silence of Isaiah's "Suffering Servant" (53:7: "he opened not his mouth"); and the stridence of the apocalyptic "Son of man" text from Daniel 7:13 (sided by Ps 110:1).
In the case of post-1989 contemporary Romania, the harmonies as well as the false notes, the stridence and the interferences of the state/church "symphony", all originate in the administrative measures undertaken by the ruler A.
L'horaire n'est certes pas indifferent, il renvoie au travail de nuit des ouvrieres, mais il surgit a travers la stridence de la sonnerie et se distingue sur le fond sonore qui regne dans l'atelier et qui charrie les autres sens, notamment l'odorat, (8) confondant dans une meme nasse, dans un meme tohu-bohu, (9) humains (les brocheuses et tout le personnel), animaux (le chat) et objets (les machines).
8) C'est dans ce texte que figure la fameuse formule fourcadienne: "la poesie meurt si elle n'est pas branchee sur la stridence de 1'actuel," formule qui me reconduit tout droit a l'effet de contextualite esthetique que j'evoquais.
Cette definition du style comme la poesie du passe trouve une resonance profonde dans l'imaginaire de Malraux, oo la creation moderne tire son originalite des relations qu'elle tisse avec les oeuvres les plus eloignees dans l'espace et dans le temps, comme La Tete de mort de Picasso tire sa stridence de sa parente avec le crane d'obsidienne azteque.