un stridulating

stridulate

[strij-uh-leyt]
verb (used without object), stridulated, stridulating.
to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body; shrill.

Origin:
1830–40; back formation from stridulation. See stridulous, -ate1, -ion

stridulation, noun
stridulatory [strij-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
unstridulating, adjective
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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

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