strident


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Synonyms for strident

conspicuously and offensively loud

of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')

being sharply insistent on being heard

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unpleasantly loud and harsh

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Oh, nothing, nothing," said he, and strolled back to where the voices of the contending men of science rose in a prolonged duet, the high, strident note of Summerlee rising and falling to the sonorous bass of Challenger.
The Company was already well-nigh through the village; but, as the knight and his squires closed up upon them, they heard the clamor of a strident voice, followed by a roar of deep-chested laughter from the ranks of the archers.
But he has full command of his rhythm according to the subject, and can range from the most delicate suggestion of airy beauty to the roar of the tempest or the strident energy of battle.
The hissing of a kettle upon the stove rose sharp and strident to the ear.
There was no sound but that of their own passage, and the incessant, strident pouring of the rain.
Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
Again and again it sounded, the whole air throbbing with it, strident, wild, and menacing.
I was surprised, therefore, when, one morning in June, as I sat reading the British Medical Journal after breakfast, I heard a ring at the bell, followed by the high, somewhat strident tones of my old companion's voice.
Pepper, strident in discussion, and advancing upon the saloon, gave her the alarm.
In keeping with Smith's eulogistic tone, "Death Singing" depicts, to a strident rock march, the swan song of a musician in the final throes of AIDS performing his last concert.
MacConnel's beautiful, almost folksy paintings were less strident in tone.
Our evidence is not consistent with the strident criticism from the securities industry and the financial press that Regulation FD would seriously impair information available to the capital markets.
DeLay chastised Bauer for running strident anti-abortion television ads in a recent special-election House race in California, where Democrat Lois Capps defeated social conservative Tom Bordonaro.
We quietly stormed PTAs everywhere, changing the culture at our schools despite decades of strident opposition by the Right.
Pablo Picasso's relationship to the art market was characterized by extreme contradictions: strident in his support of Communism, particularly during the early '50s, he died one of the wealthiest men in France.