Definition of Stridence

1. Noun. Having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound.

Exact synonyms: Shrillness, Stridency
Generic synonyms: Quality, Timber, Timbre, Tone
Derivative terms: Shrill, Strident, Strident, Strident

Definition of Stridence

1. Noun. the quality of being strident ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stridence

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stridence

strictly speaking
strictness
strictnesses
stricture
strictured
strictureplasties
strictureplasty
strictures
stridden
striddle
striddled
striddles
stride
stride piano
stridence (current term)
stridences
stridencies
stridency
strident
stridently
strider
striders
strides
strideth
striding
stridor
stridors
stridulate
stridulated

Literary usage of Stridence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"Save rare sharp stridence (that means "quack "), And suddenly subsides the sun, Bulks mystic, ghostly, thrid the gloom (That means the white geese waddling ..."

2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"Cool! Cooll Snow-slumbering sentinels of Peace! Deep silence on the shadowy flood, Save rare sharp stridence (that means " quack ..."

3. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1893)
"The value does not include mines or tithe " and the " Wilts figurée are only approximate." Principal stridence. Thoresby l'ark,(') near Ollerton, Notte. ..."

4. The East I Know by Paul Claudel (1914)
"It is a sort of bugle of brass, of which the sound, charged with harmonies, has an incredible brilliance and a terrible stridence. It is like the braying of ..."

5. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry by Bernard Burke (1895)
"... between three mullets pu., as many pallets or. Crest—Out of a mural coronet or a demi lion ramp. gu. holding in the dexter paw a trefoil or. stridence— ..."

6. A Pushcart at the Curb by John Dos Passos (1922)
"... uneasy fury of love sprouting hot in the dust and stench of walls and clothes and merchandise, pent in the stridence of the twilight streets. ..."

7. A Pushcart at the Curb by John Dos Passos (1922)
"They have not scorned thy dubious bounty for stridence of grinding iron and pale caged lives made blind by the dust of toil to coin the very sun to gold. ..."

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