An intermixture of a contrasting or unexpected quality, especially in a person's character
A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit
A bodily injury less than a sprain
Darian nodded, hearing the strain in her voice.
His body was starting to feel the strain again, but he pushed himself on.
You'll strain your back.
The principles are the same as those applied to low-pressure work, but all fittings and appliances must, of course, be made to stand the higher strain to which they are subjected.
There were circles under their eyes and strain in their features.