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strident

Pronunciation: /ˈstraɪdnt/

Translation of strident in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [tone/voice] estridente
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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