stridulous

adjective

strid·​u·​lous ˈstri-jə-ləs How to pronounce stridulous (audio)
: making a shrill creaking sound
stridulously adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin stridulus, from stridere, stridēre

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stridulous was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Stridulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stridulous. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

stridulous

adjective
strid·​u·​lous ˈstrij-ə-ləs How to pronounce stridulous (audio)
: characterized by stridor
stridulous breathing
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