stridulator

World English Dictionary
stridulate (ˈstrɪdjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(intr) (of insects such as the cricket) to produce sounds by rubbing one part of the body against another
 
[C19: back formation from stridulation, from Latin strīdulus creaking, hissing, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise]
 
stridu'lation
 
n
 
'stridulator
 
n
 
stridulatory
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: stridulation
Next Definition: stridulatory
Words Near: stridulator
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for stridulator
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing stridulator
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature