What is strident?

  • (adj): Unpleasantly loud and harsh.
    Synonyms: raucous
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Sibilant - Contested Definitions
... For a grouping of sibilants and, the term strident is more common ... Some researchers judge to be non-strident in English, based on measurements of its comparative amplitude, but to be strident in other languages (for example, in the African language Ewe, where ...
Mountain Meadows Massacre - Criticism and Analysis of The Massacre - Historical Theories Explaining The Massacre - Strident Mormon Teachings
... Lee, who participated in the Mountain Meadows massacre, felt justified by strident Mormon teachings during the 1850s ... during this era were dramatic and strident ... of church leaders were particularly strident ...
... Strident may refer to Strident vowels Strident consonants, a feature related to sibilant consonants, but also including labiodental and uvular fricatives ... Strident Publishing Company ...
Strident Vowel
... Strident vowels (also called sphincteric vowels) are strongly pharyngealized vowels accompanied by (ary)epiglottal trill, where the larynx is raised and the pharynx constricted, so that either the epiglottis ... Strident vowels are fairly common in Khoisan languages, where they contrast with simple pharyngealized vowels ... The Bai language of southern China has a register system with allophonic strident and pressed vowels ...
Harsh Voice
... the epiglottal co-articulation becomes a trill, the vowels are called strident ... under-tilde used as the ad hoc diacritic for strident vowels, which may be allophonic with harsh voice, and an ad hoc underline ... The Bai language has both harsh ("pressed") and strident vowels as part of its register system, but they are not contrastive ...

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