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strident adj
1 conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob" [syn: blatant, clamant, clamorous, vociferous]
2 unpleasantly loud and harsh [syn: raucous]

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  1. Loud, piercing, high-pitched, or rough sounding.
    The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra.


  • French: strident

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