a remark or comment, especially an adverse criticism: The reviewer made several strictures upon the author's style.
an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
Phonetics. a constriction of airflow in the vocal tract in the production of speech.
Archaic. the act of enclosing or binding tightly.
- strictured, adjective
- non·stric·tured, adjective
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How to use stricture in a sentence
When they play with technical strictures, they also feel the music suffers.We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others - Issue 104: Harmony | Kevin Berger | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
So she hasn’t spoken about her conservatorship or about the strictures under which she is living for 13 years.Britney Spears wasn’t wrong to think people would mock her for telling the truth | Constance Grady | June 24, 2021 | Vox
It also gives individual viewers — rather than Disney, with its many corporate obligations and strictures on what is and isn’t family-friendly — the agency to determine who we cheer for and identify with, and what version of the narrative we accept.Why it’s so satisfying to root for Disney villains | Aja Romano | May 28, 2021 | Vox
As the days turn into weeks turn into months, the strictures become harder to tolerate.People Gave Up On Flu Pandemic Measures A Century Ago When They Tired Of Them – And Paid A Price | LGBTQ-Editor | March 28, 2021 | No Straight News
Assisted living facilities emerged as a third way, rejecting the clinical strictures of a medical institution in favor of a more informal, dormlike setting.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic | by Ava Kofman | November 30, 2020 | ProPublica
In both cases, one of the frequent complications can be the stricture of the urethra.
The principal stricture passed on the virtuoso was that he played too softly, or, rather, too delicately.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
The common sequence is stricture of the gullet, combined with feeble digestion, and in a few instances stricture of the pylorus.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
The gullet is most affected at its lower part, and it is this part which is mostly subject to stricture.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
The first recorded operation for external urethrotomy for the relief of stricture is mentioned in Wiseman's writings.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
Rec′toscope, a speculum for rectal examination; Rectot′omy, the operation for dividing a rectal stricture.
British Dictionary definitions for stricture
a severe criticism; censure
pathol an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
- strictured, adjective
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