Sound!

strident
(adj)
STRY-dǝnt
Meaning

(of a voice) loud and harsh

1st Sample Sentence

Every day at this hour, the vegetable vendor comes down this street with his strident cry.

Root

stridere (utter an inarticulate sound, grate, screech) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Think of "stree" (wife) + "dant" (tooth). A girl's mouth is always loud and harsh - craving for supremacy or attention. s+TRIDENT= the OBEROI 'n TRIDENT hotel waz occupied by terrorists' and they were loud and harsh on the hostages Very close to 'Student', just ri=u. Anyway primary students are always loud and harsh.

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