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stridulate

[ strij-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞str瑟d蕭 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), strid路u路lat路ed, strid路u路lat路ing.
to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body; shrill.
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Origin of stridulate

1830鈥40; back formation from stridulation.See stridulous, -ate1, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM stridulate

strid路u路la路tion, nounstrid路u路la路to路ry [strij-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞str瑟d蕭 蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjectiveun路strid路u路lat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stridulate

stridulate
/ (藞str瑟dj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) (of insects such as the cricket) to produce sounds by rubbing one part of the body against another

Derived forms of stridulate

stridulation, nounstridulator, nounstridulatory (藞str瑟dj蕣藢le瑟t蓹r瑟), adjective

Word Origin for stridulate

C19: back formation from stridulation, from Latin str墨dulus creaking, hissing, from str墨d膿re to make a harsh noise
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