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strident
used in This Side of Paradise

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Definition
unpleasantly forceful — especially loud and harsh
  • Pallid men rushed by, pinching together their coat-collars; a great swarm of tired, magpie girls from a department-store crowded along with shrieks of strident laughter, three to an umbrella; a squad of marching policemen passed, already miraculously protected by oilskin capes.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (4% in)

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