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Adjectives (12)
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strident, raucous
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
spirant, continuant, fricative, strident, sibilant
adj. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
clamant, vociferous, strident, clamorous, blatant
adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
Fuzzynyms (26)
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strident, raucous
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
incompatible
adj. not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
dissonant, unresolved
adj. characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
pell-mell, helter-skelter
adj. with undue hurry and confusion; "a helter-skelter kind of existence with never a pause"; "a pell-mell dash for the train"
loud
adj. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
blasting, blaring
adj. unpleasantly loud and penetrating; "the blaring noise of trumpets"; "shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio"
thundery, thunderous, earsplitting, deafening
adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
thundery, thunderous, earsplitting, deafening
adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
vocal
adj. full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
vocal
adj. full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
noisy
adj. attracting attention by showiness or bright colors; "a noisy sweater"
clamant, vociferous, strident, clamorous, blatant
adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
Synonyms (52)
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cackly, squawky
adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
guttural, croaky
adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
jarring
adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
scratchy, rough, raspy, rasping, gravelly, grating
adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
husky, hoarse, gruff
adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
jangly, jangling
adj. like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
shrill
adj. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
splitting, ripping, rending
adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
shrieking, screaming
adj. emitting or resembling loud piercing sounds like screams: "a screaming fury of sound"; "shrieking winds"
palatalised, palatalized, palatal
adj. produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
obstreperous, boisterous
adj. aggressively noisy: "obstreperous children"
buzzing, abuzz
adj. noisy like the sound of a bee; "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
clanging, clangorous
adj. having a loud resonant metallic sound; "the clangorous locomotive works"; "a clanging gong"
clattery
adj. a rattling sound as of hard things striking together; "a clattery typewriter"; "the clattery sound of dishes"
clinking
adj. like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped
snapping, crackling
adj. having a series of sharp noises as of a wood fire burning: "wished to get out of hearing of the crackling shots"
screaky, creaky
adj. having a rasping or grating sound; "creaky stairs"
hissing
adj. like a sustained `s': "`hissing' is the sound a snake makes"
jingly, jingling
adj. having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells; "jingling sleigh bells"
rip-roaring, uproarious, rackety
adj. uncontrollably noisy
wheezy, reedy
adj. having a tone of a reed instrument
stertorous
adj. of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
swishy
adj. resembling a sustained `sh' or soft whistle; "swishing windshield wipers"; "a swishy skirt"
tinkly, tinkling
adj. like the short high ringing sound of a small bell; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"
tinny
adj. thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance; "an unpleasant tinny voice"
whining
adj. long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
whirring
adj. like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
Antonyms (3)
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soft-spoken
adj. having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh; "she was always soft-spoken"
quiet
adj. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
stilly
adj. (poetic) still or calm; "in the stilly night"
strident
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