adjective Etymology: Latin stridulus, from stridere, stridēre Date: 1611 making a shrill creaking sound • stridulously adverb

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  • Stridulous — Strid u*lous, a. [L. stridulus. See {Strident}.] Making a shrill, creaking sound. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] The Sarmatian boor driving his stridulous cart. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Stridulous laryngitis} (Med.), a form of croup, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stridulous — index harsh Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stridulous — (adj.) 1610s, from L. stridulus giving a shrill sound, creaking, from stridere to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak (see STRIDENT (Cf. strident)). Stridulation is first recorded 1838 …   Etymology dictionary

  • stridulous — [strij′ooləs] adj. [L stridulus < stridere: see STRIDENT] making a shrill grating or chirping sound: also stridulant …   English World dictionary

  • stridulous — Having a shrill or creaking sound. [L. stridulus, fr. strideo, to creak, to hiss] * * * strid·u·lous strij ə ləs adj characterized by stridor <stridulous breathing> …   Medical dictionary

  • stridulous — stridulously, adv. stridulousness, n. /strij euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Also, stridulant. making or having a harsh or grating sound. 2. Pathol. pertaining to or characterized by stridor. [1605 15; < L stridulus, equiv. to strid (see STRIDENT) + ulus… …   Universalium

  • stridulous — adj. producing a harsh grating sound; harsh, shrill; affected with stridor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stridulous — a. Grating, harsh, creaking …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stridulous — strid·u·lous …   English syllables

  • stridulous — /ˈstrɪdʒələs/ (say strijuhluhs) adjective 1. making or having a harsh or grating sound. 2. Pathology relating to or characterised by stridor. {Latin strīdulus} –stridulously, adverb –stridulousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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