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  • loud and harsh; shrill [Barron]
  • characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound [Taisha]
    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

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