"Just a little friendly call," Cassidy announced, in his strident voice.
Dominating this came Richard's voice, strident with intensity, if thick of utterance.
He had grown portly and red-faced, and talked in a strident voice.
A strident dame, this, in red satin and diamonds, insisting that she is a lady.
I suppose he got this name from his strident voice and exhaustless eloquence.