What is another word for stridency?

133 synonyms found


[ stɹˈa͡ɪdnsi], [ stɹˈa‍ɪdnsi], [ s_t_ɹ_ˈaɪ_d_n_s_i]

Stridency refers to a harsh or raucous quality in sound or speech. Some synonyms for the word include noisy, clamorous, shrill, grating, harsh, piercing, screeching, and blaring. Stridency is often associated with discordant or dissonant sounds, such as those produced by a screeching car brake or a loud siren. Other words that can be used interchangeably with stridency include cacophony, discord, disharmony, and dissonance. These words all convey a sense of unpleasantness or discomfort, often caused by sharp or jarring sounds. While stridency may be used in a variety of contexts, it is most often associated with loud or abrasive speech or sounds that are unpleasant to the ear.

How to use "Stridency" in context?

One definition of stridency is the excessive and often uncontrolled expression of anger or passion. Stridency can also refer to the characteristically sharp, punishing tone of legal writing.

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