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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The first known use of stridor was in 1632

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“Stridor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stridor. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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