stridulate
[ strij-uh-leyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
mid 19th century: Latin from French striduler, from Latin stridulus ‘creaking’, from the verb stridere
Synonyms
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Antonyms
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Definition
to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body; shrill
Example
A) They listened to the crickets stridulate in the tall grass, just out of sight. B) She had to leave, unable to listen to another amateur violinist stridulate with their instrument.
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