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strid·u·late

 (strĭj′ə-lāt′)
v. strid·u·lat·ed, strid·u·lat·ing, strid·u·lates
v.intr.
To produce a shrill grating, chirping, or hissing sound by rubbing body parts together, as certain insects do.
v.tr.
To produce by rubbing body parts together: "The crickets stridulated their everlasting monotonous meaningful note" (John Updike).

[From Latin strīdulus, stridulous; see stridulous.]

strid′u·la′tion n.
strid′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

stridulation

1. an action characteristic of some insects of producing a shrill, grating noise by chafing a serrated part of the body against a hard part.
2. the noise so produced. — stridulator, n.stridulant, stridulatory, adj.
See also: Insects
1. the producing of a shrill, grating noise by chafing a serrated part of the body against a hard part.
2. the noise so produced. — stridulator, n. — stridulant, stridulatory, adj.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stridulation - a shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
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