Also strid·u·lant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.
- strid·u·lous·ly, adverb
- strid·u·lous·ness, noun
- un·strid·u·lous, adjective
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How to use stridulous in a sentence
He alternates his tapping with his stridulous call, and the effect on a cool, autumn-like morning is very pleasing.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
The emancipated ghosts floated in all directions, emitting their shrill and stridulous cries in the gleaming expanse.
The vestal silence remained unbroken by the stridulous clarinet and the blatant trombones.
The dog maintained a stridulous barking; and James Polder carried her, in an ecstasy of snarling ill-temper, out.The Three Black Pennys | Joseph Hergesheimer
Red and green interlacing circles swam before her eyes, she heard the abandoned stridulous voice of Monna Sidonia as if from afar.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci | Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
British Dictionary definitions for stridulous
making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
pathol of, relating to, or characterized by stridor
- stridulously or stridulantly, adverb
- stridulousness or stridulance, noun
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