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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.

stridulate

(ˈstrɪdjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of insects such as the cricket) to produce sounds by rubbing one part of the body against another
[C19: back formation from stridulation, from Latin strīdulus creaking, hissing, from strīdēre to make a harsh noise]
ˌstriduˈlation n
ˈstriduˌlator n
stridulatory adj

strid•u•late

(ˈstrɪdʒ əˌleɪt)

v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to produce a shrill, grating sound by rubbing together certain parts of the body: crickets stridulating.
[1830–40; < Latin strīdul(us) making a shrill sound (derivative of strīdēre; see strident) + -ate1]
strid`u•la′tion, n.

stridulate


Past participle: stridulated
Gerund: stridulating

Imperative
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stridulate
Present
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he/she/it stridulates
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am stridulating
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Present Perfect
I have stridulated
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Past Continuous
I was stridulating
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Past Perfect
I had stridulated
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Future
I will stridulate
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Future Perfect
I will have stridulated
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Future Continuous
I will be stridulating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stridulating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stridulating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stridulating
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Conditional
I would stridulate
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Past Conditional
I would have stridulated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stridulate - make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures; "male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
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