stridor

noun
stri·​dor | \ ˈstrī-dər How to pronounce stridor (audio) , -ˌdȯr\

Definition of stridor

1 : a harsh, shrill, or creaking noise
2 : a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages

First Known Use of stridor

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stridor

Latin, from stridere, stridēre

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stridor

noun
stri·​dor | \ ˈstrīd-ər How to pronounce stridor (audio) , ˈstrī-ˌdȯ(ə)r How to pronounce stridor (audio) \

Medical Definition of stridor

: a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction of the air passages laryngeal stridor

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