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Adjective: strident  strI-d(u)nt
  1. Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    "strident demands";
    - blatant, clamant, clamorous, vociferous
  2. Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
    - fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant
  3. Being sharply insistent on being heard
    "strident demands";
    - shrill
  4. Unpleasantly loud and harsh
    - raucous

See also: cacophonic, cacophonous, imperative, noisy, soft

Encyclopedia: Strident