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.
Her strident campaign can only benefit her in the marginal Edgbaston constituency, where Tories have made much in the past of the fact that Mrs Stuart helped draft the proposed European Constitution in the first place.
"We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position," the resigning members of the advisory panel, which has more than 200 members, wrote in a letter to Carter made public Jan.
But instead of choosing a classy hue like black or dark blue, he went for a rather strident shade of Trex white (pictured below).
Jefferson Friedman's original music provided occasional bursts of strident energy.
Written by an Episcopal priest, Hell's Abyss Heaven's Grace: War and Christian Spirituality is a strident call to the power of nonviolent resistance, rather than war, to change the world.
They've just pulled the fourth single from it - Naive - a song that mixes a great guitar sound with strident vocals from charismatic lead singer Luke Pritchard.