[strij-uh-luh s]


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

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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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.

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stridulous in Medicine




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