stridulate [ strij-uh-leyt ]
verb (used without object), strid·u·lat·ed, strid·u·lat·ing.
1. to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body; shrill.
OTHER WORDS FROM STRIDULATE
strid·u·la·to·ry [strij-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
WORDS RELATED TO STRIDULATE
strident, falsetto, stridulous
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Origin: 1830–40; back formation from stridulation. See stridulous, -ate, -ion
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR STRIDULATE
Stridulate: to make a creaking noise by rubbing together two ridged or roughened surfaces.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN ENTOMOLOGY|JOHN. B. SMITH
The insects which employ the fourth method also stridulate during night.
THE SCRAP BOOK, VOLUME 1, NO. 6|VARIOUS
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