Word of The Day for Wednesday, June 1, 2011


strep•i•tant (STREP-i-tant)  adj
also strepitous (strep-i-tuhs)

noisy; boisterous
from Latin strepitantem, present participle of strepitare, from strepere "to make a noise"from PIE *strep-

Synonyms: noisy, blusterous, boisterous, booming, cacophonous, clamorous, clangorous, obstreperous, rambunctious, riotous, rowdy, tumultous/tumultuous, turbulent
Related Words: obstreperous, streperous

Sentence Examples:
• Hardly, however, has he fairly started his first daydream when the snappish ``ting'' of a bellkin recalls him to realities. By comes the bicyclist: dusty, sweating, a piteous thing to look upon. But the irritation of the strepitant metal has jarred the Loafer's always exquisite nerves: he is fain to climb a gate and make his way towards solitude and the breezy downs.- Pagan Papers, Kenneth Grahame

• The second (Allegro) melody grows to a high point of pathos,--nay, anguish, followed later by buoyant, strepitant, dancing delight, with the melting answer, in the latest melody. - Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies, Philip H. Goepp

•   One is incisive, corrosive--
      Two retorts, nettled, curt, crepitant--
    Three makes rejoinder, expansive, explosive--
      Four overbears them all, strident and strepitant--
    Five ... O Danaides, O Sieve!
- Early Reviews of English Poets, John Louis Haney

Sources: WordSmith

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