[ strij-uh-luh s ]
/ ˈstrɪdʒ ə ləs /


Also strid·u·lant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.

Nearby words

  1. strident,
  2. stridently,
  3. stridor,
  4. stridulate,
  5. stridulatory,
  6. stridulously,
  7. strife,
  8. strigiform,
  9. strigil,
  10. strigilate

Origin of stridulous

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

Related formsstrid·u·lous·ly, adverbstrid·u·lous·ness, nounun·strid·u·lous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stridulous



/ (ˈstrɪdjʊləs) /


making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
pathol of, relating to, or characterized by stridor
Derived Formsstridulously or stridulantly, adverbstridulousness or stridulance, noun

Word Origin for stridulous

C17: from Latin strīdulus, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise. See strident

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Word Origin and History for stridulous



1610s, from Latin stridulus "giving a shrill sound, creaking," from stridere "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak" (see strident). Stridulation is first recorded 1838.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for stridulous


[ strĭjə-ləs ]


Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.
Relating to or characterized by stridor.

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