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 Meanings and Examples of STRIDENT
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strident
 a.  loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding
Classic Sentence:
1  The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Her slipper patted longingly in time with old Levi's large splayed foot as he twanged a strident banjo and called the figures of the reel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  Her laugh, too, was high, and perhaps a little strident, but there was a lively intelligence in it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
4  Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
5  Again and again it sounded, the whole air throbbing with it, strident, wild, and menacing.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
6  The old man burst into a shout of strident and mournful laughter, coughing and laughing at the same time.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
7  And he sounded the horn stridently.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Example Sentence:
1  Whenever Sue became angry, she tried not to raise her voice; she had no desire to appear strident.
2  People are put off by his strident voice.