Stridency

What is Stridency?

Stridency definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective
making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

 

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