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strident
used in Gone with the Wind

3 uses
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Definition
unpleasantly forceful — especially loud and harsh
  • The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.
    1.5 (2% in)
  • From the back yard she heard Mammy's strident voice: "You, Priss!
    3.27 (23% in)
  • Her slipper patted longingly in time with old Levi's large splayed foot as he twanged a strident banjo and called the figures of the reel.
    4.35 (77% in)

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