Disagreeable to the sense of hearing
Offensively loud and insistent
Its strident voice is heard most loudly at times of great heat, when the song of the birds is hushed.
The song opens with a strident guitar, a clarion call that lets everyone know that something new is coming.
Is the tone bored, strident or too high-pitched, perhaps?
strident critic of the Church hierarchy and an advocate of the reform of its structures and liturgy.
This kind of strident and violent language was one of the ingredients which was eventually, to marry Italian futurism with Fascism.