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strident (adj) – 1. Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill.
2. Forcefully assertive or severely critical.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1650s, from French strident (16th century) and directly from Latin stridentem (nominative stridens), present participle of stridere “utter an inarticulate sound, grate, screech,” from PIE *(s)trei-, possibly of imitative origin (source also of Greek trismos “a grinding, scream”).