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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Shrill; making a harsh grating sound.
From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1843.
“They’re ugly, come and see just how ugly they are, she repeats several times, her voice stridulant and too loud.”
Claudio Magris; Microcosms; Harvill; 2000.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. -Jean Paul Richter, writer (21 Mar 1763-1825)