Stridulousness

stridulous

[strij-uh-luhs]
adjective
1.
Also, stridulant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
2.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin strīdulus, equivalent to strīd- (see strident) + -ulus -ulous

stridulously, adverb
stridulousness, noun
unstridulous, adjective
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stridulous or stridulant (ˈstrɪdjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
2.  pathol of, relating to, or characterized by stridor
 
[C17: from Latin strīdulus, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise. See strident]
 
stridulant or stridulant
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin strīdulus, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise. See strident]
 
'stridulously or stridulant
 
adv
 
'stridulantly or stridulant
 
adv
 
'stridulousness or stridulant
 
n
 
'stridulance or stridulant
 
n

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stridulous
1611, from L. stridulus "giving a shrill sound, creaking," from stridere "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak" (see strident). Stridulation is first recorded 1838.
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stridulous strid·u·lous (strĭj'ə-ləs)
adj.

  1. Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.

  2. Relating to or characterized by stridor.

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