Translation of strident in Spanish:

strident

Pronunciation: /ˈstraɪdnt/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [tone/voice] estridente
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    • I tried to sleep on the hour-long ride, but the harsh, strident sound became louder and the long menacing finger pointed angrily.
    • The only real flaw comes from the age and technical limitations of the time, which results in a somewhat harsh and strident sound on occasion.
    • Its raw strident sound was one of the first to make use of the rhythms of jazz.
    1.2 [revolutionaries/criticism] estridente
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    • He likes to hold the floor and has strident views on just about everything.
    • Such strident views worry me, but I leave the politics of England to those here.
    • The duo have a lot in common and a fresh face fronting the most successful airline in Europe would present a less strident visage to the EU and the general public.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.