strid´u|lous|ness

strid´u|lous|ness
strid|u|lous «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective.
1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »

She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything—even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker).

2. Medicine. of, having to do with, or characterized by stridor.
[< Latin strīdulus (with English -ous) < strīdere creak, sound harshly
strid´u|lous|ly, adverb.
strid´u|lous|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • strid´u|lous|ly — strid|u|lous «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective. 1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker). 2. Medicine. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • strid|u|lous — «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective. 1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker). 2. Medicine. of, having to do …   Useful english dictionary

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