Also strid·u·lant. making or having a harsh or grating sound.
Pathology. pertaining to or characterized by stridor.
Origin of stridulous
1605–15;Related formsstrid·u·lous·ly, adverbstrid·u·lous·ness, nounun·strid·u·lous, adjective
< Latin strīdulus,
equivalent to strīd-
) + -ulus -ulous
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Related Words for stridulousvociferous
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Historical Examples of stridulous
He alternates his tapping with his stridulous call, and the effect on a cool, autumn-like morning is very pleasing.
The dog maintained a stridulous barking; and James Polder carried her, in an ecstasy of snarling ill-temper, out.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for stridulous
Derived Formsstridulously or stridulantly, adverbstridulousness or stridulance, noun
making a harsh, shrill, or grating noise
pathol of, relating to, or characterized by stridor
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.
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Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.
Relating to or characterized by stridor.
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