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stri•dent



Pronunciation: (strīd'nt), [key]
adj.
1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3. Ling.(in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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