Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 19, 2014 – strident
Posted on 06/19/2014 4:38:49 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
strident \STRAHYD-nt \ adjective
1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2.having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3.Linguistics . (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
Only the parasites seemed to live there in a sinuous rush upwards into the air and sunshine, feeding onthe dead and the dying alike, and crowning their victims with pink and blue flowers that gleamed amongst the boughs, incongruous and cruel, like a strident and mocking note in the solemn harmony of the doomed trees.
-- Joseph Conrad, Almayer's Folly , 1895
Malka's voice became more strident than ever. She had been anxious to make a species of vicarious reparation to her first husband, and the failure of Milly to acquiesce in the arrangement was a source of real vexation.
-- Israel Zangwill, Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People , 1892
Strident entered English in the mid-1600s from the Latin strīdēre meaning "to make a harsh noise."
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
Hillary: the queen of the strident feminazi political machine.
Riddle said, We are going to feel this particularly here in the Houston area because of Houstons role as a command and control center for the cartels--for both their drug and human trafficking operations. She added that Texas Department of Public Safety Director (DPS) Steve McCraw told her last week that Houston is still the hub for these operations.
People are strange.
But shetrieddidn’t she?
(Do the mainstream ABCNNBCBS media even care any more about being anything but a bullshit horn for the democrats? )
I don’t know if you watch it, but Masterchefs has a petroleum engineer on there from Beaumont and it looks like he is wearing an Aggie ring.
S’not Dentyne, s’trident.
When you’re a stranger.
That’s the one 3 out of 4 dentists recommend, right?
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